Despite having made some vital saves for the Gunners so far this season, Arsenal’s first choice goalkeeper Petr Cech still looks to be struggling to get to grips with the style of play that new boss Unai Emery is seeking to implement at the Emirates Stadium.
The Spanish coach insists that his side begins moves by playing the ball out from the back, requiring the goalkeeper to be highly competent and confident with the ball at his feet. This is a role that the 36-year-old veteran shot-stopper has never been asked to play before, and he is having trouble adapting.
Poor passes and an inability to cope with the pressure applied by pressing opponents has led to Cech playing Arsenal into danger all too often. Against Cardiff City on Sunday, a misplaced pass from Cech to Harry Arter nearly gifted the hosts a goal.
With summer signing Bernd Leno having been confined to the bench by Emery so far, these Arsenal fans feel the time has come for the manager to give the new ‘keeper a chance…
Forget a clean sheet, I’d be happy getting through a game with clean pants.
— Scötty Gööner (@clockend1ng) 2 September 2018
If Emery is insistent on this play from the back stuff and still plays Petr Cech then he cannot be serious.
— Dr. Mohammed Amali 🇳🇬 (@MoAmali) 2 September 2018
Blood pressure rises to an unhealthy amount whenever Petr Cech has the ball at his feet
— dc (@davidjcarri) 2 September 2018
In case of my death, please ensure that the police first contact Petr Cech. He’ll have something to do with it
— Ghoochannejhad (@_C_hacha) 2 September 2018
Given the way that Unai Emery wants Arsenal to play, I have absolutely no idea why he insists on starting Petr Cech when we have Bernd Leno on the bench.
— John. (@ByJohnSmith) 2 September 2018
Petr Cech is not suddenly going to learn how to play it out from the back , old dog new tricks and all that #CARARS
— Martz Football (@martzfootball) 2 September 2018