There is little doubt in most Arsenal fans’ minds that at 35 Petr Cech is coming to the end of his career. The Czech veteran and his ageing defence have made innumerable errors this season, as you can tell from reading any of Wenger’s post-match comments this season. Right now Cech is waiting for his 200th clean sheet and he has already missed out on the record in his last nine games, the longest run of his career without a clean sheet.
But who could Arsenal replace him with? The obvious first-choice would be David Ospina, but the Colombian has made it clear in the last couple of seasons that he is not happy sitting on the bench at Arsenal, and with his contract running out at the end of this season, the 29 year-old is likely to be moving on.
The Gunners currently have Matt Macey as third-choice in the squad, but despite a couple of loan periods at Accrington Stanley and Luton, he has extremely little experience of playing any big games. At 6ft 6in he is lots of potential and is highly regarded by Wenger but it is a long shot to think he could be first choice next season.
We also have Emiliano Martinez who is currently on loan at Getafe and perhaps Wenger sees him as a ready-made replacement. He is 25 years old and has played many games on loan with Championship sides. If we get a new keeper I could see Martinez coming back as second-choice.
We have been linked with a few other keepers, notably Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid who is extremely highly-rated. There are rumours that Jack Butland wants to leave Stoke, and he could be a live possibility if made first choice in front of Cech.
Do you think any of current keepers could be promoted or should Wenger spend big money on an established top-class shotstopper?