Arsenal lost 2-0 to Man City in what was a game that showcased how good City are and how much work Arsenal have to do.
The Gunners were under constant pressure from City’s press and struggled to build up the ball from the back.
Matteo Guendouzi partnered Granit Xhaka in midfield and both struggled. While it’s understandable that at 19, Guendouzi was always going to find it difficult against City, Xhaka has no excuse.
Under Emery, it’s quite clear that Arsenal will out from the back starting with Cech and even though like Guendouzi and Xhaka, the back five struggled with the ball, Emery isn’t going to sacrifice his principles.
In a comical moment which saw Petr Cech almost kick the ball into the back of his net, Arsenal were heavily criticised for trying to play out from the defence with Cech in goal who isn’t as good with the ball as new signing Bernd Leno.
However, given his experience and leadership, Emery was right to start the former Chelsea goalkeeper and is right to start with him once again this weekend.
In his press conference today, the Arsenal boss confirmed that he will start with the same ‘keeper this weekend against Chelsea, and the Arsenal boss is right to do.
While Cech may not be the best with his feet, the Arsenal man kept the Gunners in the game with some fantastic saves.
Moreover, his leadership for a team that is starting under a new manager with two new players in the backline is going to be crucial.
Leno will be Arsenal’s future number one at some point but for now, Cech should still be the Arsenal shot-stopper.
Do you agree Arsenal fans?