English Premier League clubs are currently weighing their options on how best to fortify their teams and Arsenal FC aren’t left out. We take a look at the likely transfers the Gunners will confirm this week.
Petr Cech’s Arrival
It’s already being suggested that Chelsea’s Petr Cech has completed a move to rival club, Arsenal FC and it’ll be made official in a matter of time.
According to reports, the Czech Republic international, Petr Cech who spent 11 years at Stamford Bridge is expected to earn a £100,000 per week for an agreed three year deal and this details will be made official barring any last minute retraction.
The former French Ligue 1 club, Stade Rennias, goalkeeper, Cech joined Chelsea in 2004 and he has made 450 appearances with four Premier League titles, three Football League Cups,four FA Cups and a UEFA Champions League and Europa League to show.
David Ospina’s Departure.
After completing a move from French club, Nice to the Emirates last summer, David Ospina has reportedly consent to join Turkish Super League side, Fenerbahce for a fee in the region of £3m.
That decision to move on is expected since the move by the Gunners to land Chelsea’s Petr Cech is obvious. Ospina is currently with Colombia at the Copa America, he made 23 appearances for Arsenal last season and reports suggested that Turkish giant, Fenerbahce have agreed terms with Ospina and will offer the Gunners £4m for the Colombian goalkeeper.
After an interesting loan spell at West Ham, Arsenal defender, Carl Jekinson has no doubt pulled interest from other Premier League clubs with Southampton, West Ham and Sunderland looking to land the defender.
Jekinson’s consistent contribution at Upton park was instrumental to West Ham continental ticket chase. Though the Hammers lost out late in the season finishing 12th on the log but the hard chase for a UEFA Champions League spot didn’t go unnoticed but West Ham will still feature in the Europa League having won the fair play table.
With reports rife that Arsenal would extend Carl Jekinson’s contract and also send him on loan, West Ham’s ticket to play on the continent could attract Jekinson back to Upton Park. Staying back at Arsenal for Carl Jekinson may not be an option as both Hector Bellerin and Mathieu Debuchy will compete to start at right back at Arsenal. Carl Jekinson will keep his option open considering interest from Southampton and Sunderland.