Frank Lampard was recently quizzed on our latest signing, with the Chelsea legend asked what he thought of our acquisition of former teammate Petr Cech. The experienced midfielder believes the transfer is a huge one, and even suggested that Cech’s arrival could tip things in our favour in the race for the Premier League, as reported by the BBC.
Lampard finally made his move to MLS and New York City recently, and is getting ready for a new chapter in his career. He is always going to have a strong connection to the top flight however, and despite his allegiances he is a Premier League legend.
The fact that he believes Cech’s signing could give us the impetus we need to challenge his former side for the title says a lot, and hopefully he’s right.
“I think Arsenal signing Petr Cech is a big deal,” Lampard said, as quoted by the BBC.
“I think it’s been a position that a lot of people at Arsenal, fans and friends have continuously bemoaned the fact that the keeper situation hasn’t been sorted out for quite a few years.
“So he will be huge for them, he might push Arsenal into the running. I think Arsenal weren’t a million miles away last year. Year in year out they are there or thereabouts and you have to think they will put a run together.”
We have had decent options in the goalkeeping department for a while now, but arguably have never replaced David Seaman. Cech could potentially be the world class shot-stopper that takes us to the next level, and could well prove to be a massive signing.