Emery backs Cech to keep his place against Chelsea

Unai Emery has backed Petr Cech to keep his place when his Arsenal side travel to play Chelsea in Saturday’s London derby despite the goalkeeper’s discomfort with the ball at his feet against Manchester City.

Emery believes the goalkeeping selection is “easy” for this weekend’s challenge and the former Chelsea player is expected to keep his place ahead of the new arrival from Germany, Bernd Leno, who will get game time soon enough when the cup competitions begin, if not before.

“Petr Cech can continue to start the match. I believe in him. But if Bernd starts, I believe in him also,” said Emery.

The Arsenal boss also insisted his team will not jettison the idea of playing the ball out from the back despite their difficulties on the opening day of the season.

“We didn’t lose because of our personality, our idea, our style,” Emery said.

“We didn’t lose for that. We lost on other things. We can improve on other things, learn for the next match.”

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