Arsenal’s Petr Cech has spoken openly and given his thoughts on which goalkeeper will play for the club in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final (via The Telegraph).
It’s a surprisingly common problem for managers in the modern game when it comes to cup finals: which goalkeeper to start.
Very often, the backup keeper starts in a side’s cup competitions but when it gets to the final, there are calls for the senior man to get the nod.
Arsene Wenger has chosen to do just that this season with David Ospina starting in all three cup competitions, leaving Petr Cech out of the team.
Cech has given his thoughts on who he thinks will play in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.
“At the start, it was clear that it was going to be like that,” Cech said when asked whether or not he expects Ospina to start on Sunday.
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“I will be there with the team supporting but I don’t expect to play. It is always hard to watch any game from the bench or even from the stand if you are not selected.
“As a player, you always want to be involved but obviously you are in a professional club where there are 25 top players and the manager always makes his choices for the game and you need to accept that.”
Petr Cech has always been a hugely professional player and that will continue, regardless of whether or not he plays on Sunday. Hopefully, it won’t matter which keeper plays in an Arsenal win.