Arsenal fans have flocked to Twitter to plead with Unai Emery to drop Petr Cech for the Europa League final after reports claimed that the Arsenal goalkeeper is set to return to Chelsea in an administrative capacity this summer.
The 37-year old shot-stopper will hang up his gloves at the culmination of this season after a glittering career that has seen him win every trophy available at club level.
Despite only deputising Bernd Leno in the Premier League, Cech has cemented himself as the Gunners’ Europa League ‘keeper, making ten appearances in the competition including both legs of the semi-final victory against Valencia.
Cech was expected to continue his Europa League run by starting in Baku, but that has now been thrown into doubt after Sky Sports reported that the Chelsea legend will return to Stamford Bridge as sporting director this summer.
With the European showpiece just seven days away, Arsenal fans are understandably annoyed by the recent developments around Cech’s future, with many Gunners supporters believing that the Czech goalie should be dropped for the final match of the season.
Check out the best of the reaction below!
— Russell Moore (@RussPuss) May 21, 2019
Sorry Cech, but Leno just took your spot in the UEL Final
— Drew Chapman (@DrewChapman1) May 21, 2019
— Sophie Nicolaou (@soccerdiva) May 21, 2019
Hola @UnaiEmery_! Please start Leno next Wednesday.
— Lachlan Langrish-Smith (@Lachlan93_) May 21, 2019
In my mind he cannot play in the final against Chelsea, simple as.
Thanks Petr, wish you all the best in your new role. #AFC
— Ken (@Kendo1969) May 21, 2019
Drop him for the final if his been to busy sorting out a new role for next season
— Rob (@AFC_Rob91) May 21, 2019
If all honesty if that’s the case deserves to be dropped for the final need to be ruthless when it comes to such a game like this
— craig rose (@crozay85) May 21, 2019
It’s clear where his loyalties lie and was always the case he should not play the final
— matthew barrett (@mattafcbarrett) May 21, 2019
I’m sorry, for this reason he CANNOT be allowed to play in the final. But I would prefer we boycott the final altogether
— Joe Dufosse (@jdufosse) May 21, 2019