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Arsenal take on Chelsea in the Europa League final and if Unai Emery can guide his team to a win then the Gunners will get back into the Champions League final.

This means that there will be a huge amount of pressure on Unai Emery and his team to outshine Chelsea but according to pundit Tony Cascarino, one major blunder could see the Spanish manager face heavy criticism.

Petr Cech has been the first choice keeper for Unai Emery in the Europa League this season but Cascarino has claimed that Bernd Leno should start ahead of the former Chelsea keeper during the Europa League final.

And a failure to do so might have some dire consequences for the Arsenal boss.

“Petr Cech should not play in the Europa League final for Arsenal,” Cascarino wrote in The Times(as reported).

“Not because he is due to join their opponents Chelsea as a sporting director but because, at this stage in his career, he is a far inferior player to their No 1 goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

“I’d almost go so far as saying that if a manager picks a second-choice goalkeeper in a game of such magnitude then it is a sackable offence. It’s total negligence.

“Cech is the No 2 at Arsenal for a reason.

“The club signed Leno for £19 million from Bayer Leverkusen last summer because Cech was on the wane and it will be ridiculous if the 37-year-old starts the biggest game of their season next Wednesday.

“There is so much on the line: a major trophy and the glory that brings to the club and its fans, Champions League qualification, the money you get from reaching that competition.

“You simply cannot justify picking Cech with so much at stake.

“This is the final match of a difficult campaign and it is clear that they would have a better chance of winning with Leno in goal.

“Sometimes clubs and managers open themselves up for criticism and Arsenal and Emery will be doing just that if they pick Cech and he makes a mistake and they lose the match.”

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