Arsenal legend predicts exodus if Arsene Wenger signs Chelsea ace

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Arsenal legend David Seaman thinks that both David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny could leave the club if Petr Cech signs from Chelsea, reports the Daily Express.

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The Gunners have been linked with the 33-year-old after a season in which he has played second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge. However, the North London club already have several goalkeepers, and they could be forced to depart if the Czech Republic international arrives at the Emirates.

Both Szczesny and Ospina made mistakes in the last campaign, with the former being fined for smoking in the team showers at one point. The latter has had trouble dealing with crosses, highlighted by the header scored by West Brom in the final game of the season.

Seaman said: “I am very interested by the news of Petr Cech, he’s going to be in high demand, especially if David De Gea leaves Man United which looks likely. It will be interesting to see what Arsene does, will he go for that older goalkeeper which he never has done, or does he go out and try to find an established young goalkeeper?

He added: “But you’ve got to look at Ospina who’s played over half the season and not really put a foot wrong. He’s made some crucial saves so I think it’s still hard to judge on whether he’s going to be the number one for the future, the jury’s still out.

“If Arsenal do get another goalkeeper I don’t really see Ospina wanting to be a number two and I don’t see Szczesny wanting that either, so it’s a difficult decision.”

Cech could be great signing for Arsenal, having a winning pedigree from lifting the Premier League multiple times as well as the Champions League. Wenger hasn’t won the top flight for over a decade, and his squad likely needs some added experience to get them over the line in the future.

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