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TT Battle: Asmir Begovic vs Petr Cech

Bournemouth have been one of the surprise packages in the Premier League this season, while Arsenal have come on leaps and bounds under Unai Emery.

The Cherries will be desperate to challenge for a European spot if they can maintain their consistency in the current campaign. Meanwhile, the Gunners will be looking to nail down a place in the top four to finally secure Champions League football at the Emirates.

Interestingly, Arsenal take on Bournemouth at the Emirates later on today, so we took a look at Petr Cech and Asmir Begovic’s influence at their respective clubs.

With that in mind, let’s compare these two transfers…

ASMIR BEGOVIC

Asmir Begovic, who is valued at £7.2 million (by Transfermarkt), joined Bournemouth from Chelsea back in May of last year for a fee of £10 million.

The goalkeeper never managed to make it during his time at Stamford Bridge as he found himself on the substitutes’ bench more often than not, with Thibaut Courtois keeping him out of the side.

Nevertheless, he has been a rather impressive purchase for the Cherries as he has always been able to ensure consistency in-between the sticks, and played a big part in their fine start to proceedings in the current campaign.

TT GRADE: B+

PETR CECH

Petr Cech joined Arsenal for a fee of £10 million back in the summer of 2015, and has since gone on to establish himself as one of the best shot-stoppers in the Premier League.

The Czech Republic ‘keeper has saved the Gunners on a number of occasions since joining the club and played a big part towards the start of this season, but he has now lost his place to Bernd Leno.

Indeed, Cech could easily secure a regular starting place at any of the teams outside of the top six in the Premier League, so it’s safe to say that Arsenal have been blessed with two world-class goalkeepers this season.

TT GRADE: A

TT VERDICT:

When comparing these two, it’s clear to see that Petr Cech has achieved more in his career and has been a consistent performer at a higher level, while Asmir Begovic struggled to impress during his Chelsea days but has really come into his own since moving to the Vitality Stadium.

The Gunners’ goalkeeper will play a huge part in their campaign with the Europa League and domestic cup competitions all taking their toll, with Bernd Leno requiring rest at times.

Meanwhile, the Cherries’ shot-stopper will be crucial to Bournemouth’s potential push for a European spot and has already saved them on a number of occasions this season.

Both players have already showcased their talents in the Premier League and still have plenty of life left in them, but it’s Cech that has put in consistently good performances over the years in European competitions, on the international stage and domestically, which puts him in a league of his own.

Arsenal and Bournemouth fans… what do you think? Let us know down below!!!


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