Unai Emery told to drop Petr Cech for Arsenal’s Europa League final v Chelsea

first_imgArsenal’s Bernd Leno should start against Chelsea rather than Petr Cech, according to Danny Mills (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery should start Bernd Leno over Petr Cech in Arsenal’s Europa League final against Chelsea, according to Danny Mills.Cech has been a regular for the Gunners in the Europa League this season but Mills says Emery should put his faith in Leno for next week’s final in Baku.Arsenal spent £22.5million on Leno last summer and the German goalkeeper has impressed in his first season at the Emirates.Cech has been tipped to take up a newly-created sporting director role at his former club Chelsea this summer and Mills says this is another reason why he should not start the Europa League final.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘You start to call into question the player’s integrity, his ability to perform,’ former Premier League star Mills told talkSPORT.‘And I don’t think that’s in question, but the problem is if he makes a mistake, if something happens in that game.‘Go back to the start of the season where I think they played against Manchester City and he tried to play out from the back and he gave it to some of the Man City players.‘Imagine if he did that again… I just think you’re putting him under enormous pressure, it puts himself under incredible pressure. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 24 May 2019 7:59 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link397Shares Emery speaks to press ahead of the Europa League finalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 24:21FullscreenEmery speaks to press ahead of the Europa League finalhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-speaks-press-ahead-europa-league-final-1929672/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘If I was Arsenal, I’m not sure I’d want that. If he makes a mistake, if something happens, there will always be that doubt in people’s minds.’Ex-England defender Mills added: ‘If I was Arsenal, and they must know what he’s doing and where he’s going at the end of the season, if he is going to go to Chelsea as we believe, I wouldn’t play him.‘He can still walk around the pitch and clap all the fans. But I would not play him in that situation.’Cech, meanwhile, has dismissed reports suggesting he has already agreed a deal with Chelsea to return to Stamford Bridge when the season finishes.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesHe wrote on Twitter: ‘Despite the news today as I had already said to everybody before, I’ll make a decision about my future after the last game.‘Now my sole focus is to win the Europa League with Arsenal.’Arsenal finished the 2018-19 Premier League season in fifth place, one point behind north London rivals Tottenham and two behind Chelsea.The Gunners will qualify for next season’s Champions League if they beat domestic rivals Chelsea in Baku.MORE: Jose Mourinho backs ‘fantastic’ Eden Hazard to join Real Madrid Advertisement Unai Emery told to drop Petr Cech for Arsenal’s Europa League final v Chelsealast_img

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