Unai Emery says that he’ll trim the number of keepers at the club, and continue to assess the players he has before making a decision about who will be his number one.
Two weeks into his pre-season training, the Spaniard has been working with Petr Cech, new signing Bernd Leno, as well as Matt Macey and Emi Martinez, while David Ospina remains on an extended break after Colombia’s run in the World Cup.
Although Cech was given the number 1 shirt, it’s still not clear as to who will be his number 1 pick for the team, but when you spend £22.5m on a goalkeeper it suggests you’re buying him to be the main man.
Speaking earlier, the new head coach was asked about the situation, and said, “I want to work with Petr Cech, with Bernd Leno, with Emiliano Martinez, with Matt Macey, with Ospina.
“It’s clear that we have a lot of goalkeepers but we want to work in the future with three goalkeepers in the first team.
“Now, I want to look, I want to work every day with all the goalkeepers and then I am going to decide.”
The 46 year old former PSG boss also declared himself pleased with the work and effort he’s getting from the players as he prepares for the new Premier League season.
“They are working very hard,” he said. “They are working with the ambition that I want.
“I think the quality is high here, and I think together we will work with this quality and the details in the tactics.
“They will go with my ideas and work with my ideas every day, and this will help them to do these things on the pitch.”