Petr Cech is the perfect signing for Arsenal

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Arsenal have lacked a decent goalkeeper since the days of David Seaman, but this could be about to change.

Petr Cech could be on his way from the blue side of London up to the red side, with what has the potential to be this summer's soap opera transfer looking ever more likely. 

Cech is now 33-years-old and has been with Chelsea for 11 years now, making over 450 appearances.

He has won the Premier League four times with Chelsea over this period and has been undoubtedly one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League, if not the world for over a decade.

Chelsea, on the other hand, will be very disappointed to lose an iconic figure to a local rival in the Gunners.

Having said that, they still have Thibaut Courtois who is a mere 23 years old and already just as good as Cech. He has the potential to be the world's best. He still isn't quite Manuel Neuer but he's getting there.

The false prophets

As I alluded to earlier, Arsenal have been quite substantially lacking in the goalkeeping department since Seaman.

They came closest to a world-class goalkeeper in the form of Jens Lehmann, who will go down in history as an Invincible, but will always be more fondly remembered for tinkering on the edge of calamity.

They have had Manuel Almunia, who was just poor all-round and they have had Lukasz Fabianski too. He was decent but not quite to the standard that Arsenal should demand. He now plays for Swansea and had a fine debut season in Wales.

Finally, there is Wojciech Szczesny who had a lot of potential, but seems to have failed to realise it thus fair, falling to the bench behind David Ospina last season.

No coincidence

When looking at this, it seems this could be one of the factors as to why Arsenal haven't went nine-years without a trophy.

Indeed, Arsenal were knocked out of the FA Cup in the semi-final stage in 2009 after Fabianski gifted Didier Drogba two goals while their chance to win the 2011 League Cup was blown by Szczesny's last-minute error.

In Cech, Arsenal are gaining a Premier League great and are finally developing a team that could challenge for the title.

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