Petr Cech to Arsenal: Gunners coach leaves door open for Chelsea great to bring own goalkeeping coach as part of £10m move

Cech has a close bond with Blues goalkeeping coach

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Goalkeeping coach Tony Roberts has left Arsenal to join Swansea, prompting speculation that Petr Cech is close to signing for the Gunners from Chelsea and will bring in his own goalkeeping coach.

Arsenal have been heavily linked with an £11m move for Petr Cech this summer, and Cech may want to bring Blues goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon with him.

Lollichon, who has close bond with Cech after working with him for many years, said this week: "I think [Cech] still has three or four excellent seasons in him,” said Lollichon.

"His family like England. And a player is happy when his family is happy.

"He wants to stay in England, but I don't know where are the discussions. The Premier League is his primary objective. But it will also depends on the conditions .

Cech.jpg "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."


Roberts, 45, has left the club to join Swansea. He will link up again with former Gunners 'keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

According to reports, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is willing to let Cech leave for rivals Arsenal as a goodwill gesture following his 11 years of loyal service at Stamford Bridge, and the transfer will allow Cech to keep his family in London where they have settled since his move from French side Rennes in 2004.