As we sit in the middle of yet another pointless interlull, I thought it might be an idea to have a look at the Arsenal squad and see how they’ve been doing this season so far.
Let’s start with the goalkeepers.
1Petr Cech 6
At times this season Petr Cech has shown glimpses of the keeper who starred for Chelsea for so long but 18/19 will go down as the season he finally stopped being a top club number one.
Cech wants to play until he’s 40 and there is no reason, physically, he can’t do that. He won’t, however, be able to do that a top-six club.
That means he will find himself with a choice to make this season as his Arsenal contract runs out – stay as number two or drop down to become number one again?
Of course, that all assumes that he will be offered a new contract by the club, and that certainly cannot be assumed.
For the rest of the season at Arsenal, Cech will play the role of cup keeper and backup to Bernd Leno and Unai Emery deserves praise for how he has handled the situation. Everyone assumed that Leno would usurp Cech automatically under the new coach, but the Spaniard gave Cech a chance to prove himself before taking the number one shirt away from him.