It is no secret that Petr Cech’s form has improved immensely since the Arsenal preseason started, but what happened to the old Cech? Is he still there?
Petr Cech seems to be finding his feet again for Arsenal after a couple of very rough seasons with the gunners. The Czech Republic international has turned many heads in preseason and is making Gooners all over the world wonder: “Who the hell is this guy, and what did he do with the helmeted, veteran we’ve all come to know?”
Is the new Found form of Petr Cech Permanent?
The 36-year-old has started saving penalties, stopping seemingly unstoppable shots and more shocking than anything else, gaining some trust from the Gunner’s very strict fan base. Now with any positivity about Arsenal, inevitably comes negativity as well.
The primary concern is, despite Cech’s recent top form he is still nearing the end of his career and one bad injury can spell the end for the Premier League legend.
Unfortunately for Cech, the reds of London have a terrible injury curse, perpetually draped over them. Fans have become ever so accustomed to it over the years. Let’s hope he is not the next victim of the unshakeable imprecation.
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Is Bernd Leno Keeping Cech in “check” ?
To many Arsenal fans, including the one constructing this lovely piece in which you’re currently invested in, it seems as though the arrival of Bernd Leno has given Cech a firm kick up the backside. The 26-year-old German keeper was seemingly signed to take over the space between the sticks, but is cech turning the tides?
His stellar form as of recently leads many to believe he is. Unai Emery will be given a much wanted “headache” this season if Leno can replicate the blistering form in which his older counterpart is currently in.
The man Pushing them both: Emiliano Martinez
Emiliano Martinez, the Argentinian 25-year-old that has gone under the radar for years at the Emirates, sees an opportunity and looks eager to snatch it. An aging Cech and a keeper in Leno, whom has no experience in the Premier League whatsoever is the closest Martinez has been to the starting spot in his six year stint with the Gunners.
With David Ospina looking set to depart, Martinez seems as though he will be taking the responsibility of, third choice goalkeeper. If the Argentine remains patient as he has been over the years, he has a good chance of getting significant game time this season and beyond.
Cech seems to be well aware that his position has been put under a microscope due to his indifferent past two seasons. Despite Leno being the keeper that most Arsenal fans wanted to be the main man initially, if the Czech legend can find his feet or more importantly his hands, no Gooner will have any issue with him taking the #1 spot.