Arsenal will not be making a January move for the goalkeeper…
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied that he’s interested in buying Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.
The Gunners had been linked with the Blues stopper in recent weeks, after he lost his place to Belgian wonderkid Thibaut Courtois.
But Wenger has refuted claims he’s interested in buying a player to compete with current number one Wojciech Szczesny.
Goal, reporting from the Frenchman’s press conference today, imply that the Gunners boss didn’t even dignify a question about Cech with an answer, saying that he “rejected the notion out of hand”.
Argentine youngster Damian Martinez has been playing in goal in recent games, with Szczesny currently on the club’s bloated injury list, so a move for a new goalkeeper would make sense.
Cech has admitted he will have to leave to get games, and could apparently be available for as little as £7m pounds. Picking up a world-class goalkeeper who is only 32 for that price would be a serious bargain, but one that the North Londoners clearly aren’t interested in.
Real Madrid are another side reportedly interested in the 32-year-old, and they could be the ones to benefit from Wenger’s determination to stick with Szczesny.