Arsenal star unsure about his future with the club

The player has featured in all the games so far this season

Petr Cech joined Arsenal from Chelsea on a four-year contract on 29 June 2015, for a fee of around £10 million. He spend 11 years with London rivals before deciding to move to the Emirates Stadium.

The 36 year old has been the first choice goalkeeper for the Gunners since joining them and has made 119 appearances in all competitions. He has been their one of the most constant players over the past 3 seasons.

But the Czezh Republic International has sometimes struggled to continue his form that made him one of the best goalkeepers in the world. The club itself have struggled in the past 2 seasons, finishing outside the top 4 on both the occasions.

Unai Emery was appointed as the new manager after Arsene Wenger announced that he will leave the club at the end of the season. He completed the signing of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen who is considered as long term successor of the Premier League legend.

Despite signing a new goalkeeper, the Spaniard has started the veteran goalkeeper in the all the Premier League fixtures so far this season. He has been urged to changed his style as sweeper-keeper by the manager but the player has struggled to adapt to it.

Cech was linked with an exit before the transfer deadline but decided to stay and fight for his place. However, he has entered the final 12 months of his current deal and has admitted that he is unsure about his future.

“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,” he said ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League game against Vorskla Poltava as quoted by Sky Sports.

“When you bring players in you do that to improve the squad and to make it competitive and Bernd is here, trains every day and tries to get his spot which keeps everyone in the goalkeeping group on their toes including me.

“I have to work hard not only to make sure the manager picks me for the weekend but as well that he sticks with me.

“The goalkeeper situation is complicated as only one can play so the competition is bigger.

“At the moment I’ve been playing and I try to do my best and hope the manager is happy with my performances.

“I’ve always had great goalkeepers – David Ospina was great as was Carlo Cudicini and Hilario – behind me who pushed me all my career so I have to make sure I’m ready.

“In sport this is the way it goes – you always have someone waiting for your failure so they can jump in and you have to find a way to keep your spot.”

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