Former Arsenal goalkeeper and goalkeeping coach Bob Wilson has told Sky Sports that he feels Petr Cech is a top class player that will be a huge benefit to Arsenal if he were to sign, but he also suggested his arrival could be an opportunity to improve for one of the club's current goalkeepers, and a reason to leave for another.
Sky Sports are reporting that a cross-city switch by the 33-year-old is only a medical away from happening, though with the Gunners having two international goalkeepers already on their books in David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny, it is unlikely Arsene Wenger will be able to keep all three content.
"Obviously it's horrible when you're number one and then you're looking at being in the reserves, or in the squad," Wilson told Sky Sports when discussing how Ospina and Szczesny will react to the Czech international's transfer.
"David Ospina has done really well at the end of the season, but he is at an age where he will want to play, like Petr Cech.
"With Wojciech Szczesny, 24-years-of-age, I would hope that Wojciech, and we're only talking about tiny margins of difference between Cech and Szczesny, I would hope that he would look on this as learning more from one of the great goalkeepers of the game."
Clearly Wilson feels that in Szczesny, Arsenal have an outstanding young goalkeeper who can still go on and be one of the top players in the world in his position.
Does Bob Wilson have a point - should Arsenal keep Szczesny?
Gunners fans have often debated the merit of both the Pole and his teammate Ospina, and many agree that although they are capable 'keepers, neither are outstanding in the way that the likes of Cech are.
But Szczesny is still young for a goalkeeper, even though he actually turned 25 in April rather than 24 as Wilson said, and is someone that has played 181 matches for the club, while he also qualifies as a homegrown player.
His goalkeeping skills rarely come into question, more the Poland international's decision making, an aspect of his game that is sure to improve as he matures and works alongside someone with decision-making as impeccable as the Chelsea legend.
With Ospina due to turn 27 in August, and reportedly on the radar of Turkish giants Fenerbahce according to the Standard, there are plenty of reasons to consider selling the Colombian international rather than the former Brentford loanee.
But what do Arsenal fans think - can Szczesny learn how to step up a level working with Cech?