Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has highlighted that he has no plans of leaving the north London giants despite the interest from Napoli. The Serie A outfit had expressed their desire to pursue the former Czech international shortly after the arrival of Bernd Leno at the Emirates but the 36-year-old has supposedly dismissed the prospect of exiting the club.
Speaking to reporters in Zruc, Cech indicated that he is keen on fighting for the number one role next term and is set to honour the remaining year of his Gunners contract, he said: “My contract with Arsenal still has a year to run. 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.”
Since the arrival of Leno, both Cech and David Ospina have been linked with potential exits but it now appears that the latter could be the one parting ways with the club. The Colombia international has largely played second fiddle to Cech during his time at the Emirates and recent reports have tipped him for a move to Turkey, with novibet.co.uk making him odds-on to move on before the end of the August transfer window.
Fenerbahce are said to made contact with Gunners officials in order to push through a summer move but anything in regards to this may only come to fruition following his return from the World Cup. Meanwhile, Unai Emery’s side may have a decision to make on the third-choice keeper with both Emiliano Martinez and Matt Macey reporting early for pre-season.
Macey was particularly impressive for the Gunners whenever he was offered an opportunity last term but Martinez could yet push for the spot after his loan stint with Getafe. The Argentine could not secure a regular place in the starting line-up with the Spanish outfit but Arsenal are said to still value him highly after committing him to a long-term deal last summer.