And, in a further boost, Theo Walcott looks likely to commit his long-term future to the club following positive talks over a new deal. But it is the potential capture of goalkeeper Cech that will excite Gunners supporters.
Sportsmail understands that Arsene Wenger is growing increasingly confident of concluding a deal to sign the Czech Republic shot-stopper this summer. Arsenal have already made a formal enquiry to Chelsea about a move for Cech, but talks will accelerate next week.
Chelsea are demanding a minimum of £10m for the 33-year-old and if, as expected, that issue is resolved then the goalkeeper should complete a move to the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners are also growing increasingly confident of tying England star Walcott down to a new deal this summer.
Talks over improved terms for the forward, whose contract expires at the end of next season, took place earlier this month and both parties are positive a deal for Walcott to stay will be reached.
Original source: Wenger closing in on Cech