Arsenal has four goalkeepers in their record books – Petr Cech, Bernd Leno, David Ospina and Emilliano Martinez, Unai Emery will have to choose who will be his first choice goalkeeper ahead of the new season because it is starting in the coming days.
Unai Emery has used Petr Cech, Emilliano Martinez and Bernd Leno in the Arsenal pre-season matches but the gunners have been without David Ospina because the Colombian international was given a summer break after his participation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Arsenal’s boss Unai Emery has not been answering directly when asked on who is his first choice goalkeeper since the pre-season is finally done but he yet again says that he is still on the look out on who will be in the starting eleven but confirms that he is happy with performances of all his goalkeepers in the pre-season.
“The best for the team is to have the best goalkeeper with the best performances.” the manager told Arsenal.com
“Every match we’ve had good performances from Petr Cech and Bernd Leno and also from Emi Martinez, and for that I am happy. I am on the lookout for who will start in the first XI.”
Arsenal will likely let go of David Ospina or Emilliano Martinez before the transfer window closes because Unai Emery will not be able to make four goalkeepers happy at the club even though the club will take part in four different competitions.
It is believed that Unai Emery will make Bernd Leno as his first choice goalkeeper since he is the one who signed him this summer but Petr Cech who was Arsenal’s first choice goalkeeper last season says that he will fight for his position and become the manager’s no.1 goalkeeper.
Bernd Leno also recently said that he respects Petr Cech because he is a legend but also confirmed that he will work hard to impress the manager to become the first choice goalkeeper.