Betting sites are sometimes privy to information your average Joe just can’t get his hands on, and they seem to know something we don’t about the Petr Cech transfer saga.
The Chelsea shot-stopper has been linked with us for a while, and a move has been edging closer and closer for quite some time, according to the Daily Mail.
Bookies need to be on the ball when it comes to transfers, as they need to suspend betting as soon as a deal looks certain to go through – or risk losing millions and millions.
Therefore when they do suspend betting on a particular target, that is usually a good sign that the move is likely to happen.
Which means it’s great news that Betfair have closed the market on Petr Cech to Arsenal, suggesting the Czech international may well be Emirates bound in the very near future.
BREAKING: The ‘Petr Cech to Arsenal’ market has been suspended! pic.twitter.com/RYVJpbTPgC
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This is by no means a guarantee, but it’s definitely a positive sign. The Blues veteran is a top quality keeper, and will almost certainly add something to an Arsenal side that will be looking to challenge for top honours in 2015/16.