Arsene Wenger plays down reports that the club are in the market for a goalkeeper
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has played down reports linking the club with a move for long-serving Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech. In fact, the Frenchman has played down reports that the club are in the market for a goalkeeper all-together.
“We don’t necessarily need a new goalkeeper” said Arsene Wenger.
“I believe in the goalkeepers I have. I believe that Wojciech Szczesny is a very good goalkeeper and David Ospina has come in and done a fantastic job
“You look at the numbers in the Premier League and who is top of all the goalkeepers and you will see it is Ospina”
Cech has served as Chelsea’s first choice goalkeeper for nearly ten years now, after joining from Rennes in 2004.
This season however, has seen the Czech spending most of his time on the bench, making only 15 appearances in all competitions after losing his place to the highly rated Thibaut Courtois.
Several clubs are showing interest for Petr Cech
Even with Arsenal seemingly pulling out of the race for the shot-stopper, the 32-year-old will not be short of options in the summer, with PSG and Liverpool also showing a reported interest.
The Gunner’s focus has since shifted with reports, contrary to what has been said by the Arsenal boss, suggesting that they have made a move for legendary Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, with Wenger reportedly wanting to buy-out the remainder of the 33-year-olds contract.
In other positions, it has also been rumoured that Arsenal are set to rival Manchester United for the signature of Ikay Gundogan, with the highly-rated, yet injury prone, midfielder set to leave Borrussia Dortmund this summer.