Could Arsenal REALLY close this major £7m deal?

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Petr CechRemember two summers back, when Arsenal were trying to sign Demba Ba out from underneath Chelsea? The Gunners were in desperate need of another centre-forward option, but Jose Mourinho vetoed the deal, using the justification that he didn’t want to strengthen a title-rival.

It was a show of strength from a football club that’s financially unstoppable. The Gunners had no choice but to look elsewhere.

This brings me to the main thrust of this article: according to The Metro, Arsenal are ‘likely’ to sign Petr Cech at the end of the season. If I were you, I’d take that ‘likely’ with a pinch of talk. After all, we know what Jose Mourinho’s like. If he doesn’t want to sell, he won’t.

Still, Petr Cech does look like a good fit for The Gunners. With Wojciech Szczesny courting plenty of negative press (and failing to impress where it counts – on the pitch), Arsene Wenger may well be on the hunt for a replacement. If he doesn’t trust David Ospina to fill in, then he’ll have to look to the transfer window for a solution.

Petr Cech is one of the best keepers out there, so it’s little wonder that top clubs are interested in signing him. What’s more, there are some factors that could help Arsenal to close this particular deal.

Firstly: Arsenal aren’t competing directly with Chelsea at this stage. The Gunners are hoping to scrap a top four space, whilst The Blues are hoping to win the Premier League title. Secondly: Cech isn’t getting a look in at Stamford Bridge. He’s fallen down the pecking order and as things currently stand, it’s hard to see him earning much first team action if he hangs around any longer.

I’m sure he’d be willing to move on. What’s more, I’m sure Jose Mourinho would be willing to let him move on, should a good offer come in. The aforementioned source suggests that Cech is rated at £7m. That’s a fair price for a top player. Arsene Wenger would be smart to roll the dice and see how the situation plays out.

What’s your take? Could Arsenal ever wrap up a deal for Petr Cech?

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