Arsenal fans divided over Unai Emery’s selection of Petr Cech

Arsenal suffered a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of reigning champions Manchester City in their first match of the new Premier League season.

The loss will not be how new Arsenal boss Unai Emery will have dreamed of kicking off his reign in North London.

Despite showing flashes of attacking promise, things could have been much worse for the Gunners had veteran shot-stopper Petr Cech not been able to make smart stops from Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte.

For all of the Arsenal No. 1’s good work with his hands though, the 36-year-old looked suspect with the ball at his feet. On one occasion, when under some pressure from a pressing City front line, Cech almost swept a misplaced pass into the back of his own net. 

Emery is clearly trying to implement a new style of play at the Emirates Stadium, which relies upon the ball being played out from the back. This doesn’t appear to be Cech’s forte, and with the club having spent big on Bernd Leno this summer, many fans are crying out for the new man to be installed as the first choice option between the sticks. However, Cech does have his defenders amongst the Arsenal faithful.

Gooners took to Twitter after the match to discuss the goalkeeping selection dilemma being faced by the new manager…