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Unai Emery sends message to Bernd Leno after starting Petr Cech against Manchester City

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ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Bernd Leno of Arsenal during the Arsenal 1st team photocall at London Colney on August 8, 2018 in St Albans, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Bernd Leno has been made to wait for his Arsenal debut. (Getty Images)

Unai Emery admits Bernd Leno must wait for his chance after Petr Cech started in goal for Arsenals 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.

Leno was signed in a £22 million deal from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer and was expected to be Emerys first-choice goalkeeper for the new season.

But for Arsenals Premier League opener against City at the Emirates Stadium, Emery opted to start Cech ahead of the 26-year-old.

And the Arsenal manager has suggested that Cech will remain as his No.1 for the time being.

We want the competitiveness from the goalkeepers and also every player in the squad, said Emery.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, center, stops a shot from Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte, center right, during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates stadium in London, England, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
Petr Cech started in goal for Arsenals defeat to Manchester City. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

The pre-season is the same opportunity, the same chances for the goalkeepers.

We spoke also Petr did a very good pre-season, also today I think he played good also.

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Also he has this experience to continue defending our goal.

Leno is starting with us, hes working very well, he played well in pre-season.

But he can wait to arrive in this moment.

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