December 26

Arsenal boss confirms under-fire star will play against Chelsea

first_imgThe Czech goalkeeper then hit out at Bayer Leverkusen on social media after their Twitter account appeared to mock his display against Pep Guardiola’s men.With Cech preferred to former Leverkusen stopper Bernd Leno, who left the German club to join the Gunners in the summer, they replied to a clip of a mistake with “we know a guy…” before running a video of Leno playing out from the back. Arsenal boss Unai Emery has given his full backing to Petr Cech, insisting it will be an easy decision to start the experienced stopper against his former side Chelsea on Saturday.The 36-year-old received widespread criticism for his performance in the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season, with Cech looking particularly uncomfortable in possession – almost scoring an own goal. Petr Cech has been given the full backing of Arsenal boss Unai Emery after struggling against Manchester City 2 2center_img [email protected] we share important values which make us a big club not only on the football side . Fair competition, professionalism and sportsmanship are the biggest ones you teach young footballers and it’s sad to see when other clubs don’t share the same values. [email protected]_en— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) August 13, 2018That did not go down well with a furious Cech who questioned the “professionalism” on display from the Bundesliga outfit.He later received an apology from Leverkusen, with Emery also underlining his full support to the veteran goalkeeper ahead of Saturday’s trip to Stamford Bridge.He said: “I am very happy with his performance. He has experience, he has quality, he has the capacity. Emery says Cech will be starting against his former side Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday “Also, with Bernd Leno – they are two goalkeepers who are important for us.“For Saturday, the decision for me is easy. Petr Cech can continue to start the match, I believe in him. But if (in the future) Bernd starts, I believe in him also.”last_img read more