As we digest the news that we’ve finally secured the signing of Petr Cech (via the Daily Mail), it seems like an appropriate time to put into context the calibre of player we’re getting.
Goalkeepers haven’t exactly been Wenger’s strong point since he arrived in 1996, but we aim to place Cech among the best goalkeepers to have featured under the Frenchman.
5) Manuel Almunia
With all due respect, the fact that the Spaniard makes this list shows how dire Wenger’s choices have been in this position over the years.
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Almunia eventually replaced Jens Lehmann but symbolised the issues that dogged us throughout the trophyless years. Mentally fragile, technically incompetent and often flattered to deceive.