Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech criticises Bayer Leverkusen after tweets

Ian Wright BBC

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Unai Emery couldn't have asked for a tougher start to life as Arsenal manager as hot on the heels of defeat to Manchester City in his Premier League bow, the Gunners travel to Chelsea on Saturday. If Bernd starts [in the future], I believe in him also.

However, Emery insists he will keep faith with Cech on his return to Stamford Bridge, where he enjoyed 11 years as a Chelsea player, and vowed to stand by his principles.

In my opinion Arsenal player should believe in their new coach and should strictly follow his system and French global Alexandre lacazette and Granit Xhaka must improve to make a case for a place in the starting eleven under Emery.

"For Saturday, the decision for me is easy".

Emery has begun the process of trying to tweak Arsenal's style of play to one which heavily involves the goalkeeper starting attacks and playing a high line.

Emery signed Bernd Leno in the summer for £22m, but Cech retained his starting role for the new manager's first league match in charge of Arsenal.

Many Arsenal fans are still more optimistic this season, however, with Emery renowned for his tactical nouse, unlike the recently departed Arsene Wenger, who seemed to give his players free reign to do as they wished. But if Bernd started, I'd believe in him too.

"That was a good thing, [despite] us losing 2-0".

And in a way Cech's choice of hobby feels strangely fitting for a man whose game is based on the percussive fundamentals of goalkeeping - he is an archetypal, old-school "shot-stopper" - but in the modern game, clubs are keen for their goalkeepers to be more than just blunt instruments. "Saturday is a very good option to show our personality, our capacity against a big team like Chelsea".

Injuries to Sead Kolašinac and Nacho Monreal meant that Ainsley Maitland-Niles had to fill in at left-back against Manchester City, but the youngster lasted only 35 minutes before limping out of the action with an injury of his own.

Experienced Swiss global Lichtsteiner is a right-back by trade and Emery is hopeful Monreal will be fit to face Chelsea after returning to training this week.

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