No Cech mate - Arsenal goalkeeper hits back at Bayer Leverkusen

Aug 17, 2018, 04:14
No Cech mate - Arsenal goalkeeper hits back at Bayer Leverkusen

Unai Emery has confirmed Petr Cech will keep his place in the Arsenal goal for Saturday's London derby against Chelsea.

Cech started the game despite the recent £22.5 million signing of Bernd Leno, the former Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper who was reported to have been signed as his replacement.

"I think that in a way if you want to dominate the game through possession you need to use every player". Leno is now on the fringes of the German National Team and certainly could be a starter for Die Mannschaft.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has revealed that he will be able to call upon the services of Spanish defender Nacho Monreal for Saturday's Premier League clash with Chelsea.

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The 36-year-old survived a heart-stopping moment in the first half when he nearly scored an own-goal, leading some to ask why summer signing Bernd Leno didn't start between the sticks. 'Petr Cech can continue to start the match, I believe in him.

And Keown, who played under Wenger, saw a similar risky decision Emery made in his first competitive outing as manager. But a string of bad performances, ones that put Arsenal behind the eight ball in terms of getting back to the top four, could see Leno take Cech's spot permanently.

Emery, however, has been handed a timely boost ahead of only his second Premier League outing.

That being said, Emery said he understands that players may be slow to adjust to a new philosophy and style of play.

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Allardyce claims that the blame lies exclusively with the manager, who he believes sent his team out with the wrong message. "You need to take the positive things out of the game to build our identity". I want in each moment to know what is our best action to do in the match.

Monreal missed Sunday's defeat to Manchester City as he returned from the World Cup with a knee injury.

Experienced Swiss global Lichtsteiner is a right-back by trade and Emery is hopeful Monreal will be fit to face Chelsea after returning to training this week.

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