Petr Čech says Arsenal continuity needed with new manager: report

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Čech has said continuity is a fundamental principle for the club’s new manager who will take over from retiring Arsène Wenger. The 35-year-old Czech said failure to respect that principle could threaten the club with the same problems as Manchester United after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Čech’s comments were reported in the London daily, the Evening Standard. The front runner to take over from Wenger is former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta, according to British media reports. Čech said Arsenal’s main league problem this year was dropped away points.