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Arsenal should swoop for Petr Cech

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Arsenal have been linked with a number of different goalkeepers over the past year or so, but the one they should turn their attention to is Petr Cech. 

Next summer, the Blues look set to welcome back Thibaut Courtois, who has impressed at Atletico Madrid over the past couple of years. 

And, with the 21-year-old in the frame at Stamford Bridge, Cech may move down the pecking order at the club. 

The young Belgian keeper won't want to be coming back to Stamford Bridge and having to sit on the bench. For three years he would have been the No.1 goalkeeper at one of the biggest clubs in Spain, so he will want to be made the main man at Chelsea. 

With an extremely bright future ahead of him and some of Europe's elite clubs already chasing his signature, Mourinho can't afford to lose the youngster. 

So, while the Blues may look towards the long term and try to integrate Courtois into the side, Arsenal should head in the opposite direction and bring Cech to the Emirates. 

In another years time, the Czech star will be 32-years-old which is by no means too old for a keeper. 

Arsenal may have Wojciech Szczęsny, but he's not yet the real deal and could certainly learn from the Blues keeper. 

Cech could arrive in north London hungry to prove Jose Mourinho wrong and ready to embark on a new challenge at Arsenal.

He would certainly be a safe pair of hands between the sticks for the Gunners - he knows the Premier League well, he knows London well, but most importantly he knows how to succeed and win trophies. 

Arsenal could do with an experienced leader right from the back to help Per Mertesacker organise the defence. In addition, Cech can win the Gunners points on his own with his great shot-stopping ability and all round presence. 

He wouldn't cost a great deal and, with so much quality, the signing of Cech would certainly not be a risk. 

A deal for the Blues shot-stopper makes sense. Mourinho may well feel that it's time to move on and give the extremely talented Courtois a chance in the limelight and Wenger should grasp any doubt over Cech's future by bringing him to the Emirates - he certainly wouldn't have to move far. 

Any potential transfer may not come about until next summer, but if it does, it would act as a great piece of business from Wenger. 

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