Former Chelsea and Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has been speaking to Talk Sport about the possibility of Petr Cech swapping Stamford Bridge for the Emirates Stadium.
The experienced stopper has been linked with a potential move to Arsenal after seeing his first-team opportunities limited since the return of Thibaut Courtois. But Bosnich does not feel Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho would ever sanction such a move.
“You don’t win anything without a great goalkeeper and that will be in the back of Arsene Wenger’s mind,” the Australian said.
“But I don’t think he would sell him to Arsenal because I think that would really tip the scales towards Arsenal.”
Cech has made just five Premier League appearances this season and only 14 in all competitions.
At just 32, the Chelsea ‘keeper has plenty of football left in him and it would be no surprise to see him leave a year before his contract expires.
But any potential move to Arsenal, regardless of what Bosnich thinks, should also take into consideration the impressive form of David Ospina, who has impressed since arriving in North London.
Cech may be more experienced but Ospina has not yet let Arsenal down and it could well be that Wenger continues with the Colombian international rather than buy someone new.