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Unai Emery hints at when Bernd Leno will make Arsenal debut after another Petr Cech howler at Newcastle

The Czech goalkeeper kicked the ball straight out for a corner when a ball was played back to him in the first half

Unai Emery hints at when Bernd Leno will make Arsenal debut after another Petr Cech howler at Newcastle

The Czech goalkeeper kicked the ball straight out for a corner when a ball was played back to him in the first half

15 September 2018 Saturday 22:03
Unai Emery hints at when Bernd Leno will make Arsenal debut after another Petr Cech howler at Newcastle

Unai Emery all but confirmed that Bernd Leno will make his Arsenal debut in Thursday's Europa League tie against Vorskla after another Petr Cech error in Saturday's win over Newcastle.

With plenty of focus on how he does with the ball at his feet, the Gunners goalkeeper kicked the ball straight out for a corner after a Shkodran Mustafi backpass in the first half at St James' Park.

Arsenal went on to win the game 2-1 thanks to second-half strikes from Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil.

But Ciaran Clark's late consolation means that Emery is still to oversee a clean sheet in his five matches in charge, all of which have seen him pick Cech in goal and leave Leno on the bench.

Emery was happy with his side's win, despite appearances (Image: REUTERS)

Petr Cech greets Rafael Benitez after the match (Image: REUTERS)

When he was asked after the match if he will rotate his squad for Thursday's visit of Ukrainian side Vorskla in the Europa League, Emery confirmed that a change of goalkeeper was on the cards.

"Yes, we are going to change and use a lot of players for different competitions," he said at his post-match press conference.

Leno is still to figure for the Gunners (Image: Getty Images Europe)

"Every competition for me I have respect for. Normally I will use a different keeper for the competition."

Emery also dismissed suggestions that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looked angry when he was substituted on Tyneside, where he failed to add to his one goal this season.

"It’s normal," he said.

"I want the players I change or don’t start to be angry, they have ambition to help the team."

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John Murenzi Maxi 2018-09-15 22:39:57

Honestly Emery should change the Goalkeeper with experience from all five games played, Cech has been showing weakness on recovering the Goal especially communication with defenders.