Arsenal plot stunning bid for Chelsea legend Petr Cech - Three questions

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Arsenal have been linked with a surprise move for Petr Cech.

Arsenal have been linked with a surprise move for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.

The Sun report the Czech international is interesting the Gunners, who are weighing up a £7 million bid, with the stopper displaced by Thibaut Courtois.

They write: "Wenger believes the 32-year-old Czech legend has the presence and the character to knock his dodgy defence into shape."

Such a move would be a big surprise, and a blow to Chelsea fans despite him falling out of favour.

Here are three pressing questions arising regarding their potential interest:

What would it mean for Wojciech Szczesny?

Wojciech Szczesny is Arsenal's number one stopper, and the Gunners have quality depth to the squad already. They signed David Ospina in the summer and Emi Martinez showed his quality earlier this season when called upon in the Champions League.

Cech's arrival would mean each being pushed down the queue, as they Chelsea man wouldn't leave one bench for another.

Wenger has previously backed Szczesny publicly, and refused to sign available experienced veterans like Victor Valdes, Julio Cesar and Iker Casillas.

Could contract put Cech off?

Arsene Wenger is notoriously stingy with offering contracts to over 30s, and his stance with Cech may not extend to beyond a one year deal.

He is also highly paid at Chelsea, and would likely have to take a pay cut to join the Gunners due to his age, and to fit with the club's pay structure.

Cech is currently contracted to Chelsea until June 2016, and an Arsenal move may not therefore offer any further security.

Would Mourinho block a transfer?

There is no love lost between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger, with the pair bitter rivals.

Chelsea are experiencing a moment of superiority, and surely the last move he would make would be to sanction the sale of a club legend to the Gunners.

Wenger's pride may even prevent him from even approaching Chelsea over a deal.

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