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Arsenal will reportedly open talks with Petr Cech over a new deal, according to reports.
The goal keeper’s current contract with the Gunners is set to expire at the end of next season and Wenger is understood to be keen to offer the shotstopper an extension next year that would see him remain at the Emirates beyond 2019.
According to The Telegraph via Daily Cannon, with the goalie open to the idea of a new deal, both camps are relaxed about the situation as a deal is expected to agreed during the coming year.
Arsenal signed Cech from Chelsea for a fee in the region of £10m in the summer of 2015. Since then, he has kept a remarkable 42 clean sheets in just 96 appearances across all competitions.
Whilst it is encouraging to see Wenger being proactive with contracts that are running out at the Emirates, it is surprising that it is the current custodian of the gloves has been penciled in for talks.
Cech who is currently a key member of the team is still quite reliable between the sticks, however a new deal for him plaques further uncertainty about the future of the goalkeeping department at the Emirates.
The former Czech international is obviously past his best and the Gunners much like rivals Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea should be looking at having a young more promising goalkeeper between the sticks.
Having matured during his time in Italy, it was thought that Wojeich Schezny would eventually succeed the 35-year-old Cech between the sticks but he was surprisingly sold in the summer to Juventus to replace their own aging goalkeeper.