by Lewis Ambrose

A backroom change at Arsenal may be the biggest hint yet that Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is set to join the club.

It was reported by the Mirror on Thursday that Arsenal goalkeeping coach Tony Roberts is set to leave the club for Swansea City.

Swansea’s number one goalkeeper is obviously ex-Gunner Lukasz Fabianski, who is said to have worked closely with Roberts before he left for the Welsh club last summer.

Roberts is Welsh himself and won two Wales caps during his playing career.


Widespread reports have suggested that Arsenal target Petr Cech would bring his goalkeeping coach with him if he were to sign for the club, and this news will only add fuel to the fire.

Cech has been at Chelsea for 11 years and his affiliation with French coach Christophe Lollichon goes back even further. The Frenchman joined Chelsea in 2007 but had previously worked with the Czech Republic international at French club Rennes.

Lollichon and Cech are clearly incredibly close, and the coach even said earlier this week that the Chelsea legend wants to move to Arsenal.

With an Arsenal goalkeeping coach departing it certainly opens the door for a new one to arrive, and strengthens reports that both Cech and Lollichon will be at London Colney in the near future.