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Arsenal made Petr Cech enquiry last summer

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Arsenal made an enquiry about Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech last summer, and remain interested in him this year too according to The Daily Telegraph’s Matt Law.

Cech has been forced to play second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois this season and it's looking increasingly likely that he will be on his way out of Stamford Bridge at the end of the current campaign.

Move

Both Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked with a move for the 32-year-old, and speaking on Sky Sports' Sunday Supplement, Law insisted that the Gunners' are lining up another move having tried to take advantage of the uncertainty at Chelsea last year.

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When asked if Arsenal are interested in the Chelsea star, Law said: “Yes, they definitely want him. They’ve had a look at him and enquired about him last summer when they saw Thibaut Courtois was coming back.

Signing

"If they could get Petr Cech that could be a really big signing. The move would certainly suit him because he can stay in London and it gives him another shot at titles. It’s whether they can convince Chelsea to allow him to do that.

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“With the service Cech has given Chelsea over 11 years I do get the feeling that they will let him have his pick.”

Arsenal currently have two senior 'keepers on their books, Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina, but neither have been able to convince when given the chance. However Chelsea have refused to sell to direct rivals in the past, which could make the move difficult.

Opinion

Petr Cech has given 11 years of his life to Chelsea and served them admirably. However there's little room for sentiment in football and the sad fact is that he's behind Thibaut Courtois right now. 

Chelsea should allow Cech to join a direct rival if he so chooses - he's not kicked up a fuss despite being a number two. His loyalty has to be rewarded by Chelsea.

Do you think Chelsea would be foolish to let Petr Cech join Arsenal?

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