Petr Cech has turned down the chance to join Napoli as the veteran goalkeeper insists his ‘future is at Arsenal.’
The 36-year-old moved to the north London club three years ago from Chelsea and still has a year to run on his current contract. But with new manager Unai Emery having invested £19m in Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, Cech’s time as Arsenal number one could be over.
Serie A runners-up Napoli are in the market for a new goalkeeper following Pepe Reina’s move to AC Milan and were reportedly interested in a season-long loan deal but their new goalkeeper won’t be Cech.
“My contract with Arsenal still has a year to run,” Cech told journalists in Zruc during a visit to his homeland.
“The only thing I’m preparing for is the fight for the No. 1 spot in goal.
“Napoli were interested but my future is at Arsenal. I didn’t think of changing clubs.”