Arsenal star speaks about his new role under Unai Emery

The player believes he is capable of thriving under the Spaniard

Petr Cech joined Arsenal from Chelsea on a four-year contract on 29 June 2015, for a fee of around £10 million. He spend 11 years with London rivals before deciding to move to the Emirates Stadium.

The 36 year old has been the first choice goalkeeper for the Gunners since joining them and has made 115 appearances in all competitions. He has been their one of the most constant players in the past 3 seasons.

He was regular for the English side last season, making 34 Premier League appearances for them but missed out on Champions League qualification.

Unai Emery was appointed as the new manager after Arsene Wenger announced that he will leave the club at the end of the season. He was charged with the task of returning the club to the European elite while challenging for major honours.

The experienced goalkeeper was expected to lose his position as the club’s undisputed No.1 following the summer arrival of Germany international Bernd Leno.

The Czech International, however, has appeared in club’s first two matches but lost both of them as they are still waiting for first points of the season. He has been criticized too as he has struggled in adapting playing from the back.

Cech explains his role under Emery this season and believes he will thrive under the Spaniard.

He said as quoted by Metro: ‘I think every manager has his way of playing and obviously I see much more of the ball because we build up from the back, but as I said it’s the way that it is and you can see that I’m happy to help and be the spare man.

‘We’re improving as a team altogether and the same applies to everyone – you have to show the manager that you’re good enough to play.

‘We have a squad of 23 players and everyone in the squad needs to be ready to show the manager that they deserve a spot.

‘It’s not been easy, but sometimes that’s the way it is and you learn the hard way.

‘We improved again from the last game, so having seen the work that we put in everyday and the way that the team response to things we do, I’m pretty positive we are on the right way to improve.’

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