Club legend: Southampton ace would have been ideal Arsenal addition, not Chelsea star

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Arsenal legend Bob Wilson says former Celtic star Fraser Forster would have been a better addition for Arsenal than their rumoured links to Chelsea's Petr Cech.

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson has dismissed the notion of the club chasing Petr Cech, describing it as an 'unwise' move.

The Gunners have been linked with doing a deal for the Chelsea goalkeeper, who has recently lost his place to Thibaut Courtois.

Wilson believes they would have been better served trying to sign Fraser Forster instead.

He told SkySports: "I think it would be unwise to go for somebody who, even such a great name as Cech has, is at the end of his career, instead of somebody who is continuing to improve like Szczesny. I would find that a really strange decision.

"I mean, obviously if you had a much younger goalkeeper, say like Southampton’s Fraser Forster, which I thought was one of the best signings of the close season, that is a totally different kettle of fish."

Forster cost Southampton £8.5 million from Celtic, and started for England against Scotland in midweek. He has helped the Saints put together the Premier League's best defensive record, conceding only five goals.

Wilson is a believer in Wojciech Szczesny's ability, going onto add he is improving all the time and any deficiencies this season have come about because of an unsettled and at times poor defence.

To look at it from another angle, Cech is a better signing than Forster because he is still at the top of his game, and would not have blocked Szczesny's progress in the long-run.

Had Arsenal signed the Southampton goalkeeper, either he or Szczesny could have been looking at an extended period as a number two, while with Cech around, he will only be there for a limited amount of time due to his age.

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