Arsenal have confirmed that Petr Cech’s left hamstring injury could keep him sidelined for up to a month.
The 36-year-old sustained the problem in the first half of last weekend’s 2-0 win over Watford and was replaced by Bernd Leno.
The German, who up to that point had only made appearances in the Europa League and Carabao Cup, excelled when called upon and should retain Premier League responsibilities in Cech’s absence.
Despite a two-week Interlull we still have six games coming up in October starting with a trip to Azerbaijan side Qarabag on Thursday. It remains to be seen whether Leno is risked in the cup competitions, we suspect that third-choice keeper Emi Martinez could now get some game time.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Dinos Mavropanos will resume full training at some point this month, while the medical team still have Laurent Koscielny pencilled in for a November return. Emile Smith Rowe is fit for selection.
I wish Maintland Niles and Mavraponas get to play at some point. We will have a no. of games from November onwards and more the available players the more rest to the first team squad we can give. Hope to see Smite Rowe and Kolasinac get some game time.
Chance to shine for the great Leno.
Why would you want to smite Rowe and Kolasinac? What did they ever do to you?
Why not, I think in general we just need more smiting. You have to start somewhere Rowe and Kolasinac are just the unlucky ones I guess
He’ll be back soon, like the Tank and AMN.
The luxury of two fantastic keepers…
Hope Leno steps up OK. If he is really good it could affect the end of Cech’s career at Arsenal, he may become the second choice keeper.
It’s a blow for Cech but a huge opportunity for Leno to claim that spot.
Let’s hope Leno can be awesome and cech ups his game another notch
It’s from making him do all that running to play the ball with his feet.
Keep writing Cechs Petr’s body can’t cash, we’ll all get Bernd!
so terrible, yet so great
I did hammer a hattrick past Leno last night in FIFA 17 career… he was playing for Spurs at the time, so all good 😉
We won’t see Cech till December, guaranteed ?
I think we got rid of the Medieval Quacks and Leeches who ruined our Santi.
These days our players actually recover and get to play again.
Sanchez getting so much undeserved hate at UTD.What you say guys,should we bring our hero back? Cheeky 50m+Ozil bid in the January might just pull it off! Two birds in one stone! Maybe it will let us renew Ramsey as well as the 350k a week pony will move on!
Fuuuuck Sanchez. His attitude stinks and I for one am absolutely loving how shite he and the special one are doing. As for Ozil, he has as many goals this year as Sanchez has for Utd full stop
Excuse me. Special cunt
Just No to all of this
I enjoyed Sanchez when he was at Arsenal and was disappointed when he left, but that trains left the station now, we have to look forward not back. But if United are silly enough I’d be happy to see us take a Rashford off of their hands.
We’ll never get that Rash (pun intended). They’re keeping him for the homegrown quota.
Martial for me. With a more supportive environment still believe he could be close to Henry 2.0. Well I guess 3.0 now we’ve got mbappe..
I enjoyed Sanchez the first year, grew increasingly disappointed with the rest, and was happy when we shipped him out. He and Mou deserve each other. Two intolerable spoiled brats.
You mean getting hate for continuing to play like the spoilt child on the playground. Endless pointless dribbles and failed wonder passes.
I would welcome Alexis back in a heartbeat. You scour the internet for images and he looks happiest at Arsenal.
Wouldnt want to send anyone the other way, why punish someone to work under that Mourinho wanker.
You must be a United fan. Only a united fan will propose such a utterly stupid deal. You go back to watching Jose park the bus against league 1 teams. You and Sanchez deserve it
Wind up merchant of the highest order.
This is a massive opportunity for Leno. His performance over the next month should dictate whether he keeps his place or Cech comes back in straight away.
Whichever way it goes could be the difference between him becoming our long term number one or another permanently second choice keeper.