If recent reports are to be believed, it seems increasingly likely that Petr Cech will sign for Arsenal.
My first thoughts were … good keeper, nice guy, yes I’d be more than happy to see him at The Arsenal.
Most of the Chelsea players are tainted in my eyes, infected by the retro Mourinho virus that manifests itself in a cynical brand of pragmatic football, but whenever I’ve heard Cech speak in interviews he’s always come across as a good guy.
Good guys bring harmony to the dressing room and that can only be a good thing. I get the impression that we currently have a happy squad that enjoys not only playing together but also being together … and hopefully winning together.
So the question is, should personality be taken into consideration when signing new players?
Suarez is an interesting case. Great footballer, not a nice guy. We failed to sign him but got Alexis – great footballer, nice guy. I’d take Alexis every day of the week.