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The 26-year-old will make his Gunners debut in the Europa League on Thursday as he begins his bid to become the Unai Emery's first-choice goalkeeper



There is a 10-year age gap between Petr Cech and Bernd Leno, but it has not prevented the former from retaining his status as Arsenal's first-choice goalkeeper.
The 36-year-old Cech has been asked to adapt his style to Unai Emery’s demands, who wants the Gunners to play out from the back.
Cech's statistics show he has progressed with each game, as he has one of the best pass accuracy rates of any No.1 in the Premier League (71.1 per cent), as well as the most touches of any ‘keeper (239).
However, that gradual improvement will take a backseat on Thursday night when Arsenal face Ukrainian side FC Vorskla in their Europa League opener at Emirates Stadium.
Emery confirmed in his pre-match press conference that summer signing Leno will be handed his debut, reiterating that the club are optimistic about the German’s future as a potential Arsenal No.1.
“In our planning for the goalkeeper, we spoke with Javi Garcia, the goalkeeper coach, and we need to give Leno the chances to get some minutes,” said Emery.
“The main quality for a goalkeeper is confidence and he has that. He is going to start and he can go a long way here in Arsenal. He is young and he is here because he showed us his quality.

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