Wenger finally speaks on whether Petr Cech will be dropped
Arsene Wenger has spoken on the possibility of dropping Petr Cech from the starting line-up this weekend.
The 34-year-old has received some heavy criticism from fans after conceding five goals in the defeats against Watford and Chelsea, including a blunder which saw Cesc Fabregas score against the Gunners last Saturday.
Reports from Wednesday suggested that Wenger was considering the idea of restoring David Ospina between the posts for the upcoming clash with Hull City.
However, the Arsenal manager insists he is yet to make a decision over who will start in goal this weekend.
“My team is not picked for Saturday yet, so I have to leave my choice open until then. That is not at stake in my thinking at the moment,” the Arsenal manager said
Despite Cech’s below-par form in recent weeks, Wenger has heaped praise on the goalkeeper for his main attributes.
“Petr Cech is a guy who prepares well, is serious, and wants to do well. He was at fault for the third goal [at Chelsea] but overall I believe he has had a good season.” he added
“I have three world-class goalkeepers and I am very happy with the three I have.”
So far in 2017, Sunderland’s Vito Mannone is the only goalkeeper in the Premier League who has faced more shots (38) than Petr Cech (32).