Arsenal’s goalkeeping situation has been the subject of debate for many seasons now, so what is really going on?
Cech is good, possibly great (if only for quitting Chelsea to join us) but he’s no long term solution.
He’s Mr dependable, combining professionalism with solid, consistent and calming performances which also filters out into his defence. You know exactly what you’re getting.
He might not make many spectacular saves any more, and will presumably never save a penalty ever again, but a Petr Cech mistake is something of a collectable.
He’s effectively the diametric opposite of David James, a goalkeeper capable of making impossible saves, but who never made it at the very top level because he was also capable of making impossibly bad errors, with no way to anticipate which was more likely to happen.