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Kenny Cunningham Is Not Buying All This Petr Cech Hype

PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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Arsenal's acquisition of Petr Cech from Chelsea is the move which many think could put them over the edge in their pursuit of the Premier League title.

John Terry said previous to the signing that he believes the 33-year-old is worth 12-15 points a season for a team. That is a figure which could have won Arsenal the title last season.


Someone who does not believe this hype is Kenny Cunningham.

While the Setanata analyst said that Cech is a 'good signing' he does not believe that the keeper will be the difference as Arsenal seek their first Premier League title since 2004.

I don't buy into it.

I've heard a lot of comment in terms of what a great signing he is and the difference he will make and possibly be worth ten point to Arsenal. I don't buy it, I don't agree with it.

I think he's a decent signing but no more. I don't think he's one of the best goalkeepers in the world and hasn't been for some years. He never recaptured the level that he had prior to the head injury that he suffered. That's clear.

I even think that the last couple of years from an athletic point over view that he's not as good an athlete as he was in his prime in terms of reaction levels and ability to spring across the six-yard box.

I think he's a good signing. He's a good goalkeeper. His experience will help Arsenal but I do not think he's worth an extra ten points. I don't think he's the difference between Arsenal winning the Championship and losing out.

Presenter Conor Morris and pundits Kenny Cunningham, John Hartson and Matt Holland were at the Setanta Sports studios in Dublin today to mark the return of Premier League Central for the 2015/2016 Premier League season. Premier League Central, the first place to see Premier League highlights, is back on the air this Saturday, August 8th at 8.30pm.


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