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5 replacements for Petr Cech

Robin Bairner
SENIOR ANALYST
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9.47K   //    02 Nov 2017, 22:14 IST

FC Porto v RB Leipzig - UEFA Champions League
Gulasci has had to fight his way to the top

Petr Cech has enjoyed a fine career at Arsenal, but with the goalkeeper approaching his 36th birthday, the attention of manager Arsene Wenger has shifted towards finding a suitable replacement for when the Czech Republic international decides to hang up his gloves.

The former Chelsea and Rennes keeper still has 18 months left on his deal at the Emirates Stadium, but the Gunners are already on the hunt for a long-term successor.

Who Arsenal can go for next summer, which is when anymore is likely, will depend on their status. If they are in the Champions League, they will necessarily be a more attractive option, yet true to his reputation, Wenger is unlikely to spend big on the No.1 role.

Here are five suggestions as to who he may move for.

#5. Peter Gulacsi

The RB Leipzig goalkeeper has had a slow route to the top, yet several top clubs, including Arsenal and Chelsea, are believed to be following the 27-year-old goalkeeper.

He is a shot-stopper who is quick across his line and has excellent anticipation skills, while he has also spent this season gathering valuable Champions League experience in Germany.

One of the advantages that the Hungary international goalkeeper boasts is that he would be eligible to play in European football as a homegrown player, having spent five years at Liverpool without making a first-team appearance.

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Robin Bairner
SENIOR ANALYST
UK-based freelance football journalist for the last decade, I've appeared in publications such as the Guardian, the Blizzard, When Saturday Comes, but can most frequently be found on Goal.com. I write about European football, and have worked at both World Cup 2014 and Euro 2016.
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