Arsenal media round-up: Arteta comments on Cech's mentality

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A round up of news stories this morning related to Arsenal.

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has told the Daily Telegraph that he feels goalkeeper Petr Cech is looking to prove himself all over again.

The experienced shot stopper was recently unveiled as a new signing for Arsene Wenger ahead of a very important season for the Gunners.

The midfielder insists that he’s ready to show why he’s still one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League.

“I don’t think many of them would do it at his age. He is still hungry and he wants to prove himself at the top again and it’s really good decision for us,” he said.

The Daily Express has reported that Arsenal face competition in the form of AC Milan as they look to get their hands on defensive target Alessio Romagnoli.

The Gunners have reportedly identified the Roma star as the man they want to replace Per Mertesacker long term, but the sticking point seems to be the fee.

The paper claims that Arsenal are currently around £8 million away from the Serie A side’s requested fee.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been quoted by conceding that Manchester United have made two quality signings in the form of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin.

United announced the deals yesterday with Arsenal thought to have previously been interested in the French midfielder.

However, Arsenal have a well-stocked midfield which is a possible reason that Wenger didn’t mount a stronger push to sign Schneiderlin.

“They came out of the season thinking they have to rebuild their midfield, and they did it by buying two important players - Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin. They are two top-class players,” he said.

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