Former Arsenal goalkeeper and club legend David Seaman reckons that Petr Cech still has a chance to remain as the Gunners number one ‘keeper, despite the £18 million signing of highly rated young shot stopper, Bernd Leno.
Seaman reckons it will take Leno time to adjust to the pace of the Premier League, and for that reason his former club may be better off sticking with the vastly experienced Cech.
“I’m still waiting to see Leno play and then I will make a judgement but you can only tell once they start in the Premier League,” he told Sky Sports.
“It’s a totally different pace and physicality, just look at David De Gea when he first came.
“He didn’t realise how physical it was in the Premier League but he adapted to that and really kicked on.
“With Leno, we have to wait and see what happens – if he is number one, we don’t even know who is going to be number one yet.
“[Cech] has still got great qualities and it isn’t like he has had a bad season or anything, he still produced.
“Obviously he is getting older but your game adapts, that is what I found, you might not be as sharp as what you used to be but your experience gets you into the right positions.
“Even when I was there people like Stuart Taylor, Alan Miller then Alex Manninger came in.
“Richard Wright also came in on a big-money transfer so I still had competition but I managed to keep my spot, which helped.
“But when you have competition like that it brings out the best in you.”