The Daily Mail have reported that Petr Cech has become a surprise candidate to become Arsenal’s new number one goalkeeper.
The Czech international is latest in a long list of shot stoppers to be named as a possible replacement for Wojciech Szczesny, whose Arsenal future has been questioned following an inconsistent season.
Cech is still first choice at Stamford Bridge, but it has been suggested that he could be displaced by Belgian international Thibaut Courtois, who is currently on loan from the Blues at Atletico Madrid.
Meanwhile, the Telegraph have reported that Manchester United are ready to make a bid for fellow Gunners goalkeeping target Asmir Begovic.
The Bosnia international has arguably been Stoke City’s player of the season, having kept a clean sheet in a third of their league games.
However, Szczesny has insisted that he is keen to stay and fight for his place as Arsenal’s number one, stating that he has “a debt to pay for the club”.
His Polish counterpart Lukasz Fabianski has played the last two matches, keeping a clean sheet against both Bayern Munich in the Champions League last sixteen second leg and in the visit to Swansea City in the Premier League three days later.