Arsenal chief Unai Emery has revealed who he wants to be between the sticks ahead of their home clash against champions Manchester City on Sunday.
The 46-year-old has also chosen five players he believes should be given a chance to captain his side, this new season.
New signing Bernd Leno will have to give way for veteran Petr Cech on Sunday.
Emery made the decision to pick Cech over the Bayern Leverkusen shot-stopper, after it was heavily rumoured the 22-year-old would cinch the no. 1 spot.
According to the reliable Telegraph, the Spaniard gave his nod of approval to Cech because he had a richer experience in the League and against the League’s big six, including a solid qualification on leadership.
Cech will also captain the Gunners in their clash against the Citizens on Sunday.
Skipper Laurent Koscielny is out on injuries. And Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, including Cech and injured defenders Laurent Koscielny, all made Emery’s wishlist of who will wear the captain’s armband this season.
But it is the former Chelsea goalie Cech who has been appointed to guide his side on Sunday.
Emery said in a pre-match conference before his opener on. Sunday: “Maybe there will be more leaders in the team to show this captaincy, not just in the captains’ group. But these five players are in this possibility to be the captain.”