Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has warned his rival for the Gunners number one spot Bernd Leno, that it will be difficult to adapt to the rough and tumble of the Premier League.
Germany goalkeeper Leno joined the Gunners in a £22 million deal from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen at the start of the summer, with many expecting the 26-year-old’s signing to mark the end of Cech’s time as first choice at the Emirates.
However, former Chelsea ‘keeper Cech has since revealed that he is determined to fight his new colleague for a starting spot in Unai Emery’s new look Arsenal side, and he has made clear to Leno that playing in the English top flight will be a big step up for him:
“You have to play your game and you have to find your way through,” said Cech in quotes carried by the London Evening Standard.
“There are so many things that a goalkeeper coming to the Premier League has not experienced in a different league.
“Obviously you have the physicality and the way the game is played in the Premier League.
“The goalkeeper is not as protected as in Europe or different leagues. So I think that is something you need to find your way and deal with and obviously the quicker you do it, it is better for you.”