Graeme Le Saux says Chelsea 'were right to sell Petr Cech to Arsenal'

Image: Arsenal's new signing Petr Cech has made Gunners title contenders, according to Graeme Le Saux

Ex-Chelsea defender Graeme Le Saux believes his former club's decision to sell Petr Cech to Arsenal was the correct one.

Cech, who is no longer first choice goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge, recently left the club for the Emirates in a £10m deal, thus ending his 11-year stay at Chelsea.

However, former England full-back Le Saux - who enjoyed 10 years with the Blues over two spells - has applauded the club for showing respect to a player who had given them great service and loyalty in return.

Le Saux told Sky Sports News HQ: "It was a very grown up thing for Chelsea to do. It shows the huge respect they have for Petr.

"He still has a massive amount to offer and they were willing in the end to sell him to one of their main rivals.

"So that's Chelsea repaying his loyalty to the club as he was the best keeper in the Premier League, if not in the world, for a long period.

Graeme Le Saux: The former Blue applauds Chelsea's decision to sell Petr Cech to Arsenal
Image: Le Saux applauds Chelsea's decision to sell Petr Cech to Arsenal

"He’s a fantastic ambassador for the sport as well and he’s still got a lot to offer, so he’s a great signing for Arsenal too.

"He’s in a key position for them. Arsenal have strengthened their squad, still have a few positions to fill, but are title challengers."

Le Saux was speaking at the Premier League 4 Sport Tennis Tournament in west London

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