Crooks: This Arsenal scenario would be unthinkable for Chelsea

Garth Crooks discusses Jose Mourinho's decision to sell Petr Cech to Arsenal in the summer

Garth Crooks admits that it would be “unthinkable” for Arsenal to win the title this season after Chelsea sold Petr Cech to the Gunners in the summer.

The veteran goalkeeper has been a regular fixture in the north London side’s first team and has helped Arsene Wenger’s men up to second place in the Premier League table after 15 games.

Cech has started all 15 of Arsenal’s Premier League games so far this season and has been a consistent performer between the posts for the Gunners.

Chelsea, on the other hand, have failed to find any sort of form so far this term and slumped to their eighth defeat of the campaign when they lost 1-0 to newly-promoted Bournemouth on Saturday evening.

The Blues are currently languishing in 14th place in the table and just two points above the relegation zone, as Arsenal are touted by many as serious title contenders.

And Crooks admits that it would a huge blow to Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho if Cech were to help Arsenal win the title in his first season at the north London club.

Crooks told BBC Sport: “If Arsenal do happen to lift the Premier League title, it will be partly down to the awful performances of some of the best teams in the country and partly down to the brilliance of Petr Cech.

“That Jose Mourinho sold Cech to his arch rivals is one thing, but then consider that Mourinho sold Cech to his nemesis Arsene Wenger, who might go on and win the title with Mourinho’s once prized possession. It is bordering on the unthinkable.”

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