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Petr Cech insists the arrival of Bernd Leno is good for Arsenal despite the increased competition for places.
Leno was signed for £19million from Bayer Leverkusen earlier this summer and made his first appearance in an Arsenal shirt in the pre-season defeat to Atletico Madrid on Thursday.
But Cech, who has one year left on his contract, says he is not ready to concede his starting spot yet and has welcomed the healthy competition.
“I said from the start I want to stay and fight for my place in the team and I will honour my contract, unless the club tells me to go,” Cech told Sky Sports News.
“I am performing hard and training hard every day to be ready and be ready for when my opportunity comes.
“I want to show the manager I can be the starting goalkeeper and all the players do the same and I think it’s great for the team.”