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Arsenal Veteran’s Future In Doubt After Emery Reveals No New Contract Is Imminent

Arsenal manager Unai Emery says that goalkeeper Petr Cech’s future at the club beyond the end of the season is uncertain.

The 36-year-old’s contract with the Gunners expires in the summer and when asked about the Czech shot-stopper, Emery said he did not know whether a new deal would be agreed:

“I don’t know now, it has to do with the club and the player. He started this season very well, very good behaviour, commitment and also performance. And then when he had his injuries, he recovered his position on the bench.”

“I am very happy with him. We will speak in the future with the player but at the moment I want his focus to be the same in every training and match.”

Cech has been at Arsenal for three and a half years after moving from Chelsea for £10m. However, he lost his place in the first team to Bernd Leno following a hamstring injury back in October.

Since then, the veteran keeper has made just four appearances; all coming in cup competitions. With his contract situation up in the air, there has been speculation that the Gunners could move for another number one in the January transfer window.

Real Madrid’s Keylor Navas was heavily linked with the club but Emery has denied the club’s interest in the Costa Rican, and the player has since signed a new deal to stay at the Bernabeu.

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