Petr Cech has become a household name at the Stamford Bridge. Since joining the Premier League side from French club Rennes in 2004, the Czech Republic international has been stabilized himself as Chelsea’s number one, making over 450 appearances for the West London side.
However, the 33-year old has fallen down the pecking order since the return of Thibaut Courtois from a loan spell with Spanish champions Atletico Madrid.
While Chelsea played against Atletico last season in the semi-finals of the Champions League, the Belgian international made it clear that he would not return to The Blues unless he was assured of being the club’s first choice keeper.
Three months into the season and Petr Cech is looking to part ways with the club after playing second fiddle to the new acquisition, Courtois.
Reports are suggesting that Arsene Wenger is excited about the prospect of bringing Cech into The Emirates. In fact, the reports further suggest that Wenger is willing to pay up to £7M in January for the veteran shot stopper.
Wojciech Szczesny has not lived up to Wenger’s expectations after conceding 3 against Everton, 5 against Liverpool, 6 against Chelsea and an unspeakable 8 goals against Manchester United in recent years.
By securing the services of Cech, the Arsenal boss will be looking to better his chances of a top four finish due to the competitive nature of the Premier League this season.
Despite being 33, Cech will only join The Gunners if assured of first team appearances.
Only one question, where does that leave David Ospina?