3 players who can replace Petr Cech at the end of the season for Arsenal
- Petr Cech announced his retirement earlier today, after a glittering Premier League career with Chelsea and Arsenal
Former Chelsea and current Arsenal stopper Petr Cech has announced that he would retire from the game at the end of this season. After a career which was two decades long, Petr Cech's departure will open up a vacancy at Arsenal for a position in between the sticks.
Bernd Leno is a goalkeeping option already available at Arsenal and the London club would need a worthy replacement for Petr Cech. Cech has not been in the best of form off late and Leno has failed to make an impact so far. Arsenal has already started scouting for a stopper and Cech's departure could make a goalkeeper signing a priority at the end of the season.
David Ospina is on loan at Napoli and Arsenal may also be willing to bring back the Colombian No.1. However, Napoli is also interested in signing Ospina on a permanent basis.
Arsenal has not been able to attract quality players with the club and with a Champions League spot difficult yet again for the upcoming season, it would be interesting to see who can fill the boots of Petr Cech.
On that note, here are three players who could become an Arsenal goalkeeper by the start of next season.
#3 Jack Butland
Going with Arsenal's current transfer policy, they are unlikely to spend huge money on Petr Cech's replacement and Jack Butland would be a good option for the Gunners.
The 25-year-old England stopper has remained at Stoke City despite the club getting relegated to the Championship and he could be on the lookout for a move to Premier Lague.
Butland has also played for England and he would also improve Arsenal's home-grown quota if he joins the club. Considering Bernd Leno's inconsistent performances, Butland can be a regular starter and can also fulfil his dream of a move to a big club.