Arsenal boss Unai Emery have stated that Petr Cech will keep his place in goal despite a poor service delivery in the 2-0 loss to Manchester City last weekend.

Cech himself have confirmed that he has been pushed to several levels of evolution in his footballing career because of his desire to perform and cope with the team’s approach of playing from the back. However, Unai Emery have confirmed that the tactic was not compulsory.

The former Czech international was mocked by Bernd Leno’s former employers Bayer Leverkusen after a miscued clearance. The Bundesliga club stated: “in case you were wondering how to play out of the back … we might know a guy”.

Cech in a sad mood responded that the Bundesliga outfit lacked “fair competition, professionalism and sportsmanship”.

Leverkusen despite the criticism praised the 36yr old for denying Sergio Aguero in the second interval of the game. The former Czech shot-stopper made a host of saves to reduce Manchester City’s margin of victory.

Unai Emery stated: “I am very happy with Cech’s performance – he has experience, he has quality,” said Emery. “Also, with Leno. They are goalkeepers who are important for us. They have different qualities but for us, in the way we want to play, they can [both] play. For Saturday, the decision for me is easy. Petr can continue to start the match. I believe in him. If Bernd starts, I believe in him also.”