Emirates Stadium side ready to conduct Stamford Bridge raid.
Arsenal are lining up a £7m bid for Chelsea keeper Petr Cech as Arsene Wenger seeks to bring in an effective replacement for Wojciech Szczesny according to the Daily Star.
The 24 year old Pole made two howlers against Southampton on New Year’s Day and this has left Wenger ready to make a move for Blues bench warmer Cech.
The Czech Republic international has found himself in the unusual position of acting as a back-up at Stamford Bridge following Jose Mourinho’s decision to usher in Belgian Thibaut Courtois after his three season long loan spell at Atletico Madrid.
Cech is too good a keeper to be left stagnating on the sidelines and may be open to a move from west to north London and Mourinho may be open to such a deal having proven with the sale of Juan Mata last January that he is willing to sell to a rival club if necessary.
Colombian keeper David Ospina, 26 is set to start Sunday’s FA Cup tie with Hull City.
On the subject of a possible move to the Emirates Stadium Cech’s agent, Viktor Kolar, has stated:
“I think Arsenal should have made an offer to him.
“I think Petr would be considering it.”
Cech has made 478 appearances for Chelsea, helping the Blues to a host of honours including three Premier League titles as well as Champions and Europa League triumphs.