Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says he doesn’t know whether he will be at the club beyond the end of the season.
The Czech international is in the last year of his four-year contract at the club, and he has yet to agree a new deal. Speaking ahead of tonight’s Europa League fixture against Vorskla, the 36-year-old was quoted by Sky Sports as saying:
“I’m in the last year of the contract so I guess it depends on my performances, the way I play and the way I stay fit throughout the season, then we’ll see what happens next.”
New £22.5m signing Bernd Leno is expected to be named in goal for this evening’s game at the Emirates. However, the German has not been Unai Emery’s first choice in the Premier League as some had expected.
Cech seems to be suggesting that he is playing for another contract, and from what he’s saying, it doesn’t appear that he wants to leave. Still, much may depend on Leno and his performances.
If he does impress in Europe and can play out from the back as Emery wants to, it could lead to him displacing the Czech keeper. At the moment though, there is no certainty that will happen.