The player wants to fight for his place
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 115 appearances in all competitions. He has been their one of the most constant players in the past 3 seasons.
He was regular for the English side last season, making 34 Premier League appearances for them but missed out on Champions League qualification.
But the Czezh Republic International has 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 as they finished outside the top 4 on both the occasions.
Unai Emery has been appointed as the new manager after Arsene Wenger announced that he will leave the club at the end of the season. He is charged with the task of returning the club to the European elite while challenging for major honours.
The Spaniard prioritized finding a long term replacement of the veteran and invested €22 million in Germany international Bernd Leno.
This led to speculations that the Czech goalkeeper will leave the club this summer despite his contract expiring at the end of the next season. He has been linked with a move to Napoli who are also in the market for a new goalkeeper after Pepe Reina left them to join AC Milan.
But Cech has snubbed a move to the Serie A giants and insists his future lies with Arsenal. He is ready to fight for his place with the new signing.
“My contract with Arsenal still has a year to run,” Cech told journalists as quoted by Goal in Zruc during a visit to his homeland.
“The only thing I’m preparing for is the fight for the No. 1 spot in goal.
“Napoli were interested but my future is at Arsenal. I didn’t think of changing clubs.”