Petr Cech says he’s always wanted the number 1 shirt at Arsenal after it was announced he’d be wearing it from next season.
It was one of four squad number changes which will see him change from 33 to the traditional goalkeeper’s number, but the fact it belonged to Wojciech Szczesny complicated matters the first couple of seasons, and then last year we were apparently unable to do anything about it despite selling the Polish international to Juventus in mid-July.
Speaking about the change, Cech said, “I already wanted number one when I came but it belonged to Wojciech Szczesny at the time.
“Last season when he left, it was at the last possible moment so I couldn’t get it either.
“When they asked me if I would take it this year, of course I was happy to have the opportunity.”
Cech’s move means a departure is very unlikely, meaning speculation over the future of David Ospina may grow. Goalkeeper is an area of potential investment this summer, so maybe we’re targetting a young keeper with potential who can learn from the experience of the former Czech international.
Of course everything is up in the air with a new manager soon to be announced, so we’ll wait and see what happens.