Video: Arsenal should be ruthless with Cech, and bring back Szczesny


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What do you reckon, would you have Szczesny back?

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25 Comments on "Video: Arsenal should be ruthless with Cech, and bring back Szczesny"

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100% agree.

We love Sczc and he loves Arsenal.


The video of him singing to Tottenham is a classic:


Just read that szcz ready to play understudy to Buffon next season…. apparently buffon’s last….rather have him play understudy to Cech here before taking up the mantle

Spanish Gooner

And for £13m apparently? Tell me a better goalkeeper we can buy in the next 2 years that already speaks English for less than that. Madness if we let him go


Why the thumbs down ?

Arsene\'s handkerchief
Arsene\'s handkerchief

Looks like he’s off to Juve 🙁


Smoking is permitted in the Juve dressing room. We already have the highly promising Emi Martinez as back up to Cech. Chris
Wood of Leeds is a quality back-up keeper for his national team NZ and also hit 30 goals last season. Just saying. Meanwhile, is Alexis still with us? No news is good news sometimes. Lets hope so.

cazorla\'s smile

Aubameyang or Mbappe.. keep Alexis and Ozil.. Sell Walcott and Perez or Giroud.. Buy another Attacking mid.. Sell Gabriel.. Get a powerhouse defender, a giant (don’t know who it is).. Sell Neny and maybe Coq or Wilshire.. Get a decent holding midfielder.. pretty simple isn’t it?

Oh almost forgot.. sell Ooooooospina and get our Pole back.


This is why you are not the Arsenal Manager….

cazorla\'s smile

LOL.. a man can dream!

Wright on the money

Have Szczesny back if he will commit to a new contract but if not sell him on while we can get some money for him before he goes for free.

If Juventus want him that much and he won’t commit we could get big money for him so I would sell if he won’t commit. If he wants to stay at Arsenal I would keep him and play him in goal next season and play Cech in the Europa league.


right on the money there Wright on the money

The 1 True Paul

If the boss does want him. Now would be the time to post the chocolates.

Original Paul

Oh dear.

naija gunner

Totally agree


Szsc – Absolutely. It won’t be good if we sold Szsc for a mere 14m. He has had good experience now and can challenge Cech not to mention learn from him.

With regard Mbappe, seems a bit at odds with wenger’s ideals to sign him for 95m if rumours are ever true of course.

At that price, you could seal Mahrez for half of it, or for the matter maybe go for Greizzman. Even throwing say 60-70m at PSG for Draxler becomes an option.

The issue with such high sums is if the player comes over and should he fail, the cost/loss is enormous for a self sustaining club.

Wenger has had his fair share of awful signings (Andre Santos for one) but he generally pays really low by comparison which minimises damage to bottomline.

Where he has spent marquee money thus far- Alexis, Ozil, Mustafi, Granit, he has been spot on (even if the media would try to colour otherwise)

If Mbappe is bought for 95m, it is unprecedented and certainly uncharted territory.

One reason may be dependent on the player’s sentiment. Perhaps the young chap is agreeable to Arsenal without CL where say Mahrez is holding out for a Barca or Greizzman demands CL.

Still money talks and pay high enough, CL is not a stumbling block.

Mbappe (and Draxler) of course offer somewhat more latent potential to develop into the complete striker that has been missing in our line up since the RVP departure.

I have a feeling Wenger has been restrain in adding up top for so long partially bc the top strikers in recent seasons have all been engaged in top clubs and to some extent he correctly felt given age of most of the top strikers, there will be a new and younger generation coming into market.

At 18yrs, Mbappe is still relatively inexperience and may have consistency to negotiate.

Someone like Greizzman, Mahrez, or Draxler at 24-26yrs are complete and more mature products.

There has been the usual nonsense about Mahrez for instance not being as good this season (in context, Leicester have struggled) but on the flip side, Hazard was poor the season before and we all know what a season he’s had.

The problem for Arsenal as well is we will benefit from conclusion of any deal quickly this summer. Any deals that drag on may again hurt our start of season which we should do well to avoid.

But much of it is out of Arsene’s control bc the agent/club/player may decide to keep a holding pattern to see if they can push interest in any other parties higher.

If so, the only way to persuade them to sign on the line quicker is to throw money.

But as mention, there may be a price to pay against risk down the line should the player not achieve as promise. As Stone vs Holding ably demonstrate…there are no guarantees on higher pricing.

Heavenly Chapecoense

Griezzman will stay with Atletico and already announced it. Arsenal won’t go after Draxler for 10 years. No Draxler, please.


Santori – while there is more risk involved with a higher priced player in that you are paying more for them – they likely will retain resale value better as there is a reason you are paying so much for them in the first place. Life is full of risks – if we simply stick with the status quo b/c we are scared to take risks then we will likely just get the same results.

Harish P

Why not have both? What’s there to be ruthless about?

Heavenly Chapecoense

Cech came to Arsenal because he was a top keeper on the bench. Why would Szczesny accept this?


Different points in their career. Cech us nearing the end and szcezny might think he can beat him out over next 2 years

Olivier Girouds left testicle
Olivier Girouds left testicle

That T-shirt is definitely past its best…


It’s been ten days since I returned from Wembley yet I’m still on a massive high. Always thought I was discerning but given the gloom enveloping some Gooners I’d now have to conclude I’m easy to please. ?


No disrespect intended (…here comes the offending statement…) but does anyone else think Stephen Merchant???

Or is it just me.

Bill G

How is it ruthless to push out the better goalie?