Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech criticises Bayer Leverkusen after tweets

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech criticises Bayer Leverkusen after tweets

Emery's side travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday for a London derby against Chelsea hoping to bounce back from their opening weekend defeat Alexandre Lacazette started on the bench against City, but former Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is confident that France worldwide will join him in the starting line-up sooner or later.

The 36-year-old survived a heart-stopping moment in the first half when he nearly scored an own-goal, leading some to ask why summer signing Bernd Leno didn't start between the sticks.

The Gunners have signed Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno, Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Torreira in the summer transfer window.

"For Saturday, the decision for me is easy, because we'll continue to start the match with Petr Cech". 'Petr Cech can continue to start the match.

'If [in the future] Bernd starts, I believe in him also.

"I am very happy with his [Cech's] performance", stated Emery.

Emery was widely criticised for his side's style as they tried to play from the back and they were routinely exposed by Pep Guardiola's men especially on the flanks. "They have different qualities but for us in the way we want to play, they can both play".

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"We need to keep our personality, keep our mentality", Emery said.

'It was Manchester City's day.

Maitland-Niles was forced off injured in the first half of Arsenal's 2-0 defeat, however, with what was later confirmed to be a fractured leg.

"The first injury with Kolasinac was important because I think he was playing well in pre-season".

And Lawrenson has questioned whether Emery will replace Cech with Leno, as he will be better in terms of initiating a high press and starting attacks.

One problem area for Emery may be solved by the return of Nacho Monreal at left-back.

"But City made life uncomfortable for Guendouzi at times and I did not feel it was the right game to expose such a young player".