Adidas accidently send Petr Cech's gloves to former club Chelsea

Published Add your comment

Football News

Sportswear giants Adidas must still be struggling to fathom Petr Cech's summer move to Arsenal, after bizarrely sending his latest pair of personalised gloves to Chelsea's training complex.

The 33-year-old goalkeeper was surprisingly allowed to join their rivals when owner Roman Abramovich felt that, as a gesture of goodwill following 11 successful years at Stamford Bridge, Cech should be allowed to choose his next club.

However, Adidas sent his gloves to Chelsea's Cobham training ground instead of Arsenal's Colney base. With the two sides set to meet on Sunday afternoon, it must have been tempting for staff to say nothing. But honest employees found it funny and soon corrected the mistake.

Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250-word test article:

"There were a few smiles and mischievous remarks when Petr's gloves turned up here," a Chelsea source told the Telegraph. "But we made sure they got back to him as soon as possible."

They may regret that come Monday, as Cech has been one of the season's best signings. Since the £10 million transfer, he has kept 10 Premier League clean sheets and is aiming to win his fifth league title - the first man since Eric Cantona to win it in successive seasons with different clubs.

Injury boost

Arsene Wenger has given Arsenal fans a boost ahead of the London derby, with Mesut Ozil "certainly" available for selection and Alexis Sanchez set to return after a hamstring injury. "For Alexis, the next few days will be decisive but I think this time he will make it.

"I am cautious with him because we cannot afford a setback with him," Wenger added in his press conference. "A setback would mean a very long period out so we don't want to take this gamble. The signs he has shown in training this week are positive."

Arsenal go into the clash top of the league, edging ahead of Leicester on goal difference. Chelsea, meanwhile, have had a nightmare season and find themselves down in 14th place.

Chelsea and Arsenal fans - which way do you see Sunday's derby going? Let us know by posting a comment below.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Petr Cech

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again