Arsenal goalkeeper admits his club future may be performance-dependent

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has admitted that his future with the club could be dependent on how he performs during the course of the ongoing season.

The former Czech international has been criticised by the club’s faithful after witnessing his uncertainty while playing from the back but he continues to win the trust of current manager Unai Emery.

In an interview covered by Evening Standard, the former Chelsea man refused to rule out a probable extension beyond the current campaign but suggested that the renewal may depend on his showing through the 2018/19 season.

Cech has shown signs of dropping off with his performances over the past 18 months and last season was probably a season to forget for him after he was guilty of handing cheap goals during away defeats at Swansea City and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Since the start of the current campaign, the 36-year-old has looked much better with his positioning which had previously been called into question but there remain concerns regarding his ball playing abilities.

Until now, Cech has not cost the team with any of his mistakes while passing the ball but there has been the tendency to delay with his decision which has witnessed him concede a few needless corners.

Cech has started each of the club’s first five Premier League matches this term but there should certainly be a change in midweek where summer signing Bernd Leno is set to make his debut in the Europa League.

The Germany international has been left frustrated on the bench since joining the club from Bayer Leverkusen but Emery has confirmed that the shot-stopper will make his bow for the Gunners against Ukrainians Vorskla on Thursday night.

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