The media has been abuzz with the talk of Petr Cech's impending transfer to Arsenal, and on Monday, Chelsea captain John Terry had his say on the matter. Terry believes that Cech will significantly improve the Gunners, and could make them actual title contenders as soon as he arrives:
"There is obviously talk of Arsenal signing Petr and if they do get Pete, that will strengthen them for sure. He will save them 12-15 points a season."
"I'm sure if he does leave the club, which nobody wants to see, he is going to be sorely missed. He will improve whatever side he goes to."
"Pete has been at the top during his career. Thibaut has come in and to take Petr out of the team you have to be a great talent and he has done that."
"As a professional, when you get left out of the team it's difficult to accept, but he was an unbelievable professional this season. He was excellent when he came in for games. He deserves a lot of credit."
Cech is a huge upgrade on both Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina, and while I'm not entirely certain that he'd have saved them that many points this season, he'd have certainly saved them quite a few. Here's hoping he decides to save those points against our title rivals next season, and not against Chelsea.