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News from Arsenal: Unai Emery explains why she chose Petr Cech on Bernd Leno for the loss of Manchester City

News from Arsenal: Unai Emery explains why she chose Petr Cech on Bernd Leno for the loss of Manchester City

New coach Arsenal Unai Emery has admitted not to be closer to a new number one goalkeeper, after choosing Petr Cech rather than the summer with the purchase of Bernd Leno to start the inaugural match of the season, a 2-0 home defeat against Manchester City.

Leno was widely expected to become the club's first-choice goalkeeper when he completed his £ 22.5 million move from Bayer Leverkusen, yet Emery left him on the sidelines in favor of Cech for his first ever game.

Cech, who also wore the captain's armband, was not able to reward his manager's loyalty with reliable performance. He could have done better with the initial goal of Raheem Sterling, while he seemed unusually in possession of the ball, almost passing the ball directly into his own net in one phase.

But Emery said he was satisfied with Cech's performance and suggested he would regularly shoot his goalkeepers in the weeks and months ahead.