Bookies Suspend Betting on Chelsea star joining Arsenal


It would appear an almost certainty that Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will be joining Arsenal this summer after bookmakers Betfair suspended all betting on the 33-year-old becoming a Gunner.

The Chelsea No.2 was not prepared to remain at Stamford Bridge this summer as a back-up keeper after having put in 11 years of service, and made it known that a move to another London club would be his preferred choice so as not to disrupt his family life.

‘We have suspended betting on Petr Cech to sign for Arsenal after a flood of bets came in on the north London club and punters were willing to back Arsenal at odds as short as 1/10,’ said Betfair football trader Michael Bowers.

‘United were initially 10/11 favourites to sign him, but it looks like the 33-year-old is set to stay in London, where Arsenal will be hoping he can boost their title chances next season.’