Petr Cech

Petr Cech discusses battle with Bernd Leno for Arsenal no.1 spot

Not assurances

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has admitted he has not received any reassurances over his no.1 spot at the club following Bernd Leno’s arrival.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper was a mainstay in the side for most of the season bar the Europa League, in which David Ospina was used for most of the competition.

Going into a new season, the club now have two high-profile goalkeepers that they have to keep happy and will want to play in the Premier League.

Cech was the hero for Arsenal in Wednesday’s penalty shootout against Chelsea and has been used several times in pre-season.

That doesn’t mean that he is first choice, however, with Leno on paper looking the goalkeeper that should be chosen.

Battle for no.1

Now, the former Chelsea goalkeeper has been talking about his battle to impress the new manager and keep Leno out the side.

While he confirmed he has not been given any assurances over his spot, he admits that there are still games to be played before Emery makes his decision.

‘We still have games to play,’ Cech explained, as quoted by the Daily Mail. 

‘Obviously for every player, you do your best, then the manager has his choice to make.

‘We are set up a different way, playing a different way from the back.

‘Obviously press high on the pitch when we can. Every manager is different – wants you to play in a different way.

‘We work on that during the pre-season and I think we are improving with every game.’

MAINZ, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 09: Bernd Leno goalkeeper of Leverkusen reacts during the Bundesliga match between 1. FSV Mainz 05 and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Opel Arena on September 9, 2017 in Mainz, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Arsenal beat Chelsea on penalties after Alexandre Lacazette’s late leveller (Official Video)

It was a very positive evening for Petr Cech last night.

That is because while he is not known for being a good penalty goalkeeper, he saved two last night.

You can those penalty saves and the rest of the highlights by clicking here. 

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