Signing Petr Cech would be a massive step in the right direction for Arsenal but what now for Arsene Wenger? Where will Arsenal look to strengthen next?
The seemingly “imminent” arrival of Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech suggests that the consistent scepticism regarding Arsenal’s chances of winning any major trophies may have to be reconsidered.
Though, the official transfer is yet to be confirmed by any of the two clubs, the intent of securing one of the best goalkeepers in the world should be taken seriously – especially considering the fact that current first choice David Ospina looks like the loser of an eventual deal.
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The Colombian international has done little wrong during his first and maybe last season at Arsenal and is unfortunate to lose his place. However, when a goalkeeper of Cech’s calibre becomes available in a deal, which would also upset rival Josè Mourinho, it may simply represent too good of an opportunity for Arséne Wenger to pass up on.
In addition, David Ospina doesn't look as if he's prepared to play second fiddle again having firmly secured his place from woeful Wojciech Szczesny. It makes sense for Petr Cech to make the switch seeing as his family has been living in London for more than a decade. The switch would see him guaranteed the number one spot along with champions league football and a massive wage to follow.
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Despite the fact that Cech’s services would smarten up the current Arsenal team sheet list, they still appear to be one or two more signings away.
The Daily Mail currently reports that Arsenal have made an outfield player signing, however it represents the acquisition of 16-year-old midfielder Vlad Dragomir. He's not really what Arsenal fans were hoping to hear nor a signing which will have much impact at the Emirates in the near future despite the tiresome label “wonderkid” being put on him.
Arsenal fans are interested in players of “Spitzenklasse” – players like Cech, who will improve the starting eleven immediately.
It will be interesting to follow Arsenal’s transfer activity over the next four weeks. Arsenal fans will want Wenger to strengthen further than Cech seeing as many people suggest they need competition for Francis Coquelin and a lethal striker to push Olivier Giroud, as doubt remains over Theo Walcott’s ability to merge into a 30-goal-a-season top striker.
There have been talks about Benzema, Higuain, Schneiderlin, Cavalho, Bender and so forth but Wenger might just surprise us and sign another top player, who is currently not linked at all; remember Özil?