Arsenal Linked With Audacious Move For Chelsea Ace

By on March 19, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal are linked with Petr Cech.

Arsenal are lining up an audacious swoop for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech with boss Arsene Wenger understood to be drawing up a list of potential replacements for Wojciech Szczesny, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims Wenger has had the Czech international scouted extensively with the 30-year-old on a six-man short-list alongside the likes of Pepe Reina, Victor Valdes, Asmir Begovic, Michel Vorm and Rene Alder as the Gunners boss eyes potential replacements for Szczesny.

Cech has established himself as Chelsea’s first choice goalkeeper for almost nine years and has racked up over 400 appearances for the club since joining from Rennes in 2004, so any move across London to one of Chelsea’s rivals seems highly unlikely.

However, the Mail claim his position may come under threat next season with highly-rated youngster Thibault Courtois tipped to become first choice when he returns from his loan spell with Ateltico Madrid this summer, and Arsenal are understood to be positioning themselves to strike should Cech lose the No.1 jersey at Stamford Bridge.

Whether or not Arsenal could persuade Chelsea into selling is another matter but the fact that Arsene Wenger is prepared to make such an audacious move is surely a signal of intent ahead of a potentially exciting summer at the Emirates.

The news that Arsenal are looking to sign a new first choice goalkeeper will not be welcomed by Szczesny though with the young Pole seemingly fighting to save his Gunners career after just two seasons as No.1. The 22-year-old has been relegated to the bench for the north Londoners last two games, with Lukasz Fabianski keeping two clean sheets in his absence, but the player recently insisted he won’t be looking for a move this summer.

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Do you think Arsenal have any chance of signing Petr Cech this summer if he loses the No.1 jersey at Chelsea? Get involved in the comments section below.

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  2. mohammed umar

    March 20, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Wow, this is a slap 4 chelsea leaving cech 2 go 2 Arsenal. And even the goal keeper cant allow himself 2 be use that way. Cech is a great goal keeper 4 us, he had sarve us best on his tallent & we stil need his service infact he is going retire at the club, and 4 keeper on loan have not saved us cech did we only sow his performance outside he is wellcome we need both of their service , we want to see chalsea playing a great game.

  3. mohammed umar

    March 20, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Wow, this is a slap 4 chelsea leaving cech 2 go 2 Arsenal. And even the goal keeper in question can’t allow himself 2 be use that way. Cech is a great goal keeper 4 us over many yrs, he has sarved us best on his tallent & we stil need his service infact, he is going 2 retire at the club. And 4 the keeper on loan have not saved us the way cech did, we only sow his performance at Atlantico Madrid , he is wellcome we need both of their service , we want to see chalsea playing a great game.

  4. john christian

    April 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Imposible, Cech is going nowere he is been fantastic to chelsea since his arival, we offer him till retirement

  5. john christian

    April 5, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Thibault cotris ur welcome we also need u by d side of cech

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