Petr Cech has confirmed that Italian side Napoli were interested in signing him this summer, but says that he has no intention of leaving Arsenal.
The veteran was handed the number 1 shirt earlier this summer, and looks set to compete with new signing Bernd Leno for a place in the side.
The German became the club’s most expensive ever goalkeeper when he joined from Bayer Leverkusen for €25m last month, and while the price-tag suggests he’s likely to be the first choice, Cech is ready to fight.
“There was interest from Napoli, it’s true, but my future is at Arsenal,” he said.
“I am not thinking about a change of club. Now there are three in competition for the Arsenal gloves and I am ready.”
David Ospina is already considering his future, saying he’ll make a decision after the World Cup, and he appears the most likely to make way. The 29 year old will face England in the knock-out stages on Tuesday.
Three senior keepers is unsustainable, and the Colombian has surprisingly been linked with a move to Turkey, something which has never happened before.