Even though the forwards got the goals which in turn got the three points but not many people will argue that goalkeeper Petr Cech was the star of the match.
Cech denied the likes of Richarlison and Theo Walcott multiple times in the first half keeping the game at a stalemate and in doing so the No 1 justified his selection ahead of Bernd Leno.
And now speaking of Petr Cech, even Unai Emery has admitted that Leno could very well be warming the benches for a longer time.
After the match, the manager said: “We are happy with the goalkeepers,
“Petr has big experience, big quality, He started the season very well.
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“Today he showed us he is playing very well. He showed us that he’s very good and continuing to work hard with this spirit every day
“Leno is calm and knows now that he’s working well, but also we have three goalkeepers and Petr Cech is delivering good performances. We are going to give them chances to play in other competitions, but we want the same performances like Petr’s. It’s good for the team, for the goalkeepers, to reward good performances.
“I’m a little surprised because there have been a lot of questions over Cech. In pre-season and also in the first matches with us, he’s played with good performances. Bernd Leno will also improve with us and learn about this competition here. For him, he’s also doing very well and benefiting from working every day with a goalkeeper like Petr Cech.
“He’s learning from him, giving him experience and he’s watching him in games. Leno is a younger goalkeeper and he is coming here with a big future, but now, it’s a very competitive position. Petr Cech is very important for us.”
After making his club debut against Vorksla in the Europa League last week, Bernd Leno had revealed about his frustrations of not playing every game despite being promised a leading role during the summer transfer window.
But now with Petr Cech performing at his peak, it seems Bernd Leno will be an onlooker for a couple of more months.
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