Petr Cech doubts there will be continuity after Arsene Wenger

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech believes they may not be continuity at the Emirates Stadium following the end of Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign at the club. The Frenchman parted ways with the Gunners following the 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town in the final game of the Premier League season and the club are yet to announce a potential successor.

In a report covered by The Sun, Gunners shot-stopper Petr Cech believes that the club may not experience continuity with the next head coach, something which has become a trend in modern day football, he said: “It will depend how well the club and manager will do. If you are at the club where there is continuity then everybody gets used to it, but it is really rare.

“You can see the example of Manchester United - Sir Alex Ferguson stopped and when [Louis] van Gaal came everyone thought it was going to be a long-term coach, and he was not as successful as everybody expected and they made a change after two years. Consistency in football is one of the hardest jobs, especially when you are a manager or coach

The north London club have been dealing with Wenger’s successor in a private scale over the past few weeks and the final decision is likely to be taken by the trio of Ivan Gazidis, Sven Mislintat, and Raul Sanllehi. As per reports, Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta is the leading candidate to take over from Wenger but there has not been any kind of hint towards a potential deal.

Meanwhile, former Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti is also deemed to be interested in a Gunners move and Calciomercato has recently claimed that the Italian has a pre-contract agreement to join the north London club, should they fail in their pursuit of other top coaches in their shortlist. Arsenal finished the season in sixth position with 63 points, 12 behind Liverpool who wrapped up the top four.