Petr Cech reacts to talk about Arsene Wenger leaving Arsenal
Petr Cech discusses the uncertainty surrounding Arsene Wenger's future at Arsenal beyond the summer
Petr Cech has insisted that he has tried to remain focused on his own game despite the speculation about Arsene Wenger’s future at Arsenal.
The Frenchman’s situation at The Emirates has been a constant source of speculation this season due to the Gunners’ poor form in all competitions.
Arsenal are currently in sixth place in the Premier League table and with their hopes of a top-four finish looking bleak, their best chance to qualify for next season’s Champions League will be winning the Europa League this season.
There have been suggestions that Wenger could be set to leave Arsenal at the end of the season to end his 22-year reign at the north London club.
However, Cech has insisted that he prefers to focus on the things he can control as he bids to help the north London club enjoy a successful end to the season.
Speaking to BBC Sport on Sunday, Cech said: “I think it’s individual.
“As a player some people probably look around more than others,. I have to say I concentrate on what I can do which is only my game, my preparation, my training every day and helping everybody else to be ready for the game when it comes.
“Obviously all this speculation about the coach in, coach out and what’s going to happen next…
“Once you as a player start thinking too much about it obviously it can affect your performance and that is not going to help you.
“So I try to avoid all these things but as I say everybody is different and some people might think too much about it.”
Arsenal will return to Premier League action after the international break when they take on Stoke City at The Emirates on 1 April.
The Gunners will play CSKA Moscow for a place in the Europa League semi-finals next month in what is turning out to be a crucial European campaign for the Gunners.