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Arsenal have offered Chelsea legend Petr Cech a coaching role but the Gunners fear the 36-year-old would instead take up a coaching role at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea also interested in offering him a coaching role at the club, according to The Sun.

Cech is set to retire at the end of the season and the Czech goalkeeper in considering his options.

The 36-year-old goalkeeper won four Premier League titles with Chelsea over the course of an 11-year spell and could return to Chelsea as a coach or club ambassador.

The emergence of Thibaut Courtois saw Cech depart for London rivals Arsenal in 2015, helping them win the FA Cup in 2017. He was allowed by the club to join our London rivals for regular action as a gesture of goodwill for his loyal service.

Cech has already started working towards his coaching badges and is expected to make a decision on his future in the summer.

Meanwhile, ahead of Chelsea’s game at Cardiff this weekend, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is expecting is a difficult game. Chelsea lost 2-0 at Everton before the international break and Sarri is expecting a reaction from the players against Cardiff.

Sarri said: “Unfortunately we have to wait to see the reaction during the match. We are working well in training, but the reaction in the match is the only important thing.

“It will be very difficult because they are physical, dangerous in the opposition box and from set-pieces, so we have to defend very high, otherwise it will be a problem for us.”

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