Arsenal and Chelsea’s clash at the weekend may have ended in a 0-0 stalemate, but the two teams are certainly far apart in terms of actually winning the Premier League, with the Blues sitting ten points clear at the top of the pile and almost certain of a first title since 2010.
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Club legend Thierry Henry said after the deadlock on Sunday that Arsene Wenger needed to sign three, maybe four players, to make his side title contenders once again and to not settle for second place.
A goalkeeper, midfielder and striker, said Henry, were the priorities – and we might have found the perfect trio to turn Arsenal from painfully short runners-up to champions of England.
GK: Petr Cech – Chelsea
Fee: £10m (London Evening Standard)
The Chelsea veteran is surely on the move this summer after being displaced by Thibaut Courtois on his return from Atletico Madrid in 2014.
But this should not be seen as any slight on the Czech international who, despite spending most of his season on the bench, is clearly one of the best stoppers in the world.
Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina are certainly able but not the reliable and commanding presence Arsenal so sorely need in their 18-yard box, if Ospina’s incredibly rush of blood/runaway train impression showed yesterday when he ended up giving Oscar concussion and, on another day, Chelsea a penalty.