"City are working for years with [Pep] Guardiola, also they are building one team with security, with great players who are playing the style they want".
New Gunners boss Unai Emery opted to keep the £56 million signing on the bench as he preferred Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to lead the line in a 4-2-3-1 formation for the North Londoners against defending champions Manchester City.
Cech made several impressive saves but struggled with the ball at his feet and nearly scored an own goal, narrowly avoiding kicking the ball into his own net.
Impressive stuff, but will it be enough for him to earn a start on Saturday?
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However, Nacho Monreal should be ready to start after taking part in full training all week, while Emery said continuing with right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner - who replaced Maitland-Niles - is also an option. For me it's very important he stays with us.
Emery named three players that could leave by the end of the month in David Ospina, Carl Jenkinson and Joel Campbell - with goalkeeper Ospina now the closest to an exit as Besiktas try to complete a deal for the stopper.
And the German will also have more freedom in the trio, able to drop deep and get a better view of the pitch for his game-changing balls while also moving up as the game dictates.
"Petr Cech is doing very good". We need to continue with our work to make the differences in the next match and in the future'.
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Emery also insists he will not chance his way of working despite their hard afternoon against City. With just three days to go ahead of the big game, Emery has a selection headache.
"I want us to continue that and be competitive in 90 minutes and produce a better performance that Sunday. I truly believe we can do it".
Ospina is reportedly desperate to play more first-team football, and Besiktas looked the most likely landing spot, although talk of that move seems to have cooled.
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