Reports are rife that Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech will join Chelsea as sporting director in the summer. However, the veteran goalie has dismissed the claims, insisting that he won’t decide his future until after the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku.
The goalkeeper has already announced his decision to retire at the end of the season and according to reports, his next path leads to a Stamford Bridge return.
Cech made 494 appearances for Chelsea in 11 seasons before he left to join Arsenal in 2015 after being replaced by Thibaut Courtois.
Petr Cech played his part for Chelsea in winning 4 Premier League titles, 3 League Cups, the FA Cup on some occasions, as well as 1 UCL and 1 Europa League title.
The goalkeeper now plies his trade with Arsenal but has fallen behind the pecking order at the Emirates this season as German shot-stopper Bernd Leno is preferred ahead of him. However, Petr Cech has been the main man between the sticks for the Gunners in the knockout phase of the Europa League.
Regardless, it remains to be seen if the former Blues shot-stopper will man the goal for Arsenal when they face Chelsea considering recent reports of a return to Chelsea.
This will definitely be the last game of his career and it remains to be seen who Unai Emery opts for.
Bernd Leno could offer more between the sticks in this crucial game for Arsenal considering that Cech is well past his prime and that this is Arsenal’s last chance of making it to next season’s UEFA Champions League competition.