Lehmann, the man between the sticks the last time we won a Premier League title, believes that Cech may still be adapting following his controversial move this summer.
Cech is essentially seen as the German’s replacement such has been our desperation for a top class goalkeeper over the past decade and Lehmann has backed the 33-year-old to succeed.
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“It surprised me because I expected him to be really good from the beginning,” Lehmann told Goal.
“But sometimes it takes a while to adapt to a new club, particularly when you are coming from a major enemy like Chelsea. It takes time if he can forget about it at all.
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“He is the goalkeeper Arsenal need to win the title.”
As we head to Crystal Palace this weekend, a ground which can prove to be intimidating, we’ll certainly need Cech to stand up and be counted.
Our fixture there last season was a tight affair and given that it’s another London derby, we should expect to be facing a committed Palace side.
With the added class of Yohan Cabaye, the focus among our team will decide the encounter.