EPL: Cech admits Emery could drop him for Arsenal’s next game


Petr Cech has admitted that the position as Arsenal No. 1 is still up for grabs, despite starting against Manchester City on Sunday, SportsMail reports.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper started ahead of summer arrival, Bernd Leno, but insists that manager Unai Emery, has not take any decisions yet.

“The manager has not told me I am now first-choice.

“I was told I was starting the game (against Manchester City) and it will be up to me how well I play.

“It was a challenge and obviously I was happy to get the nod today but nothing is finished,” Cech said.

However, at times, Cech appeared to be uncomfortable with Emery’s instruction to play out from the back, nearly scoring a bizarre own goal in trying to pass out wide to a team-mate.

But the keeper is adamant he is at ease with the philosophy of building from defence, saying: “I’m comfortable with playing from the back.

“You play the best way for the team and I think that in a way if you want to dominate the game through possession you need to use every player.

“You can see at this level that one versus one is difficult to play so you need to use the goalkeeper as a spare man every time you can – that is the role of the goalkeeper.”


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