Date: 29th November 2017 at 8:02am

Arsene Wenger says Petr Cech wants to stay at Arsenal.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper arrived at the Emirates in 2015 and quickly established himself as a mainstay in the side and leader in the dressing room.

Wenger revealed how the 35 year-old has lost half a stone in a bid to become ‘fitter than ever’.

‘He gets older, we all do that,’ said the Gunners boss (via the Daily Mail), ‘but as he gets older I think he is fitter than ever.

‘He puts a lot of attention to the preparation. He is slimmer than before. I think he benefits from that.

‘He has lost some weight. Not too much, two, three kilos only. But it’s a lot if you want to make a horse lose a race, you put a jockey with one or two kilos more on the back, and the horse is quite big.’

Cech has endured a difficult start to the season with the Gunners conceding 16 goals this term, but the veteran shot-stopper has not ruled out winning the Premier League this season.

The retired Czech Republic international has lifted one FA Cup with Arsenal so far.

Gooners, are you happy with Cech as your number one for the coming years? Let us know in the comments…

 

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