Petr Cech would prefer a move to Arsenal to joining their North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, the goalkeeper's coach at Chelsea has been quoted as saying by The Daily Mail.
“He wants to stay in England, but I don't know where are the discussions,” The Daily Mail quotes Cristophe Lollichon as saying. “The Premier League is his primary objective. But it will also depends on the conditions.
“The advantage is that Arsenal is a top club, with a philosophy that pleases him and that is at London. It is a base for consideration. Tottenham? I do not think they have the same ambitions as Arsenal.”
Cech is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and leaving Chelsea for Tottenham would be a step down for him.
The 33-year-old will not get to play in the Champions League next season, if he joins Spurs in the summer transfer window.
Moreover, the Czech Republic international will not be competing for top honours at Tottenham and will be fighting for just a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Although Arsenal have not won the league title since 2004, the Gunners will have a better chance of clinching the league than Spurs in the 2015-16 campaign.
Arsene Wenger’s side are guaranteed a place in the group stage and should make it through to the last 16 at least, while Tottenham will once again play Europa League football.