Petr Cech has been offered the role of sporting director at Chelsea when he finishes his playing career with Arsenal at the end of the season.
The only problem with this is that the Gunners face the Blues in the Europa League final next week, in which Cech is set to start in goal.
And well, Arsenal fans are a little concerned that there is now a conflict of interests at play, with some even calling for Gunners boss Unai Emery to drop the ex-Chelsea goalkeeper for the match in Baku.
“If I see Petr Cech start against Chelsea in the Europa League final after he’s just been given the sporting director role at Chelsea for next season – I swear I’ll scream,” wrote one Gunners supporter on social media.
Another added: “This guy cannot start in the final, it would almost be forfeiting this final. He has agreed to take up a sporting director role for the team we play against. Leno better start or we’ve lost.”
A third said: “I don’t care how professional Petr Cech is. He is joining Chelsea straight after the most important Arsenal game for over a decade.
“Starting him against them should not be considered. Unai Emery must forget sentiment and start Leno, our number one keeper.”
And a fourth concluded: “Petr Cech will be working at Chelsea next season. No need for sentimentality. Start Leno in the final.”
Cech has since taken to Twitter himself to address the speculation.
While he didn’t move to deny he had been offered the job at Chelsea, he did attempt to play down it having a possible influence on his performance in a week’s time.