Sol Campbell reveals when Unai Emery must make a decision on one player

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ARSENAL should stick with Petr Cech but Unai Emery will have a decision to make if the goalkeeper fails to adapt to his system.

That is the verdict of former Gunners defender Sol Campbell, who says Cech needs the support of his team-mates.

Arsenal welcomed Emery to north London earlier this summer following Arsene Wenger’s decision to step down.

And the former Sevilla gaffer has looked to bring in his own approach which involves playing out from the back and pressing up front.

Veteran stopper Cech has struggled with his role in the first of those two aspects of Emery’s system due to not being comfortable with the ball at his feet.

Campbell has offered his backing to the underfire stopper as calls come in for Bernd Leno to replace him.

But he admits Emery will have a decision to make come the start of next season if things don’t improve.

“I think everyone has to work to help each other,” Campbell told beIN SPORTS.

“And I think it’s a new system and it’s changing.

“It’s a part of football – a new manager comes in and wants to put pressure [on opposition].

“For me, if I was playing in that position, you need some time to kind of adjust, and that’s what it’s all about.

“If he’s been playing like that for a season, then the following season it doesn’t work, then that’s a different situation.”

Cech has faced criticism for his difficulty with helping Arsenal to play out from the back.

But Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has revealed his sympathy with the former Chelsea ace.

“Cech is one of the best goalkeepers the Premier League has seen but that really is not his game,” Foster said.

“His strong points have always been being big and commanding and making saves, but the way football is going now, you almost have to be one of those Ederson type of goalkeepers.

“It’s going to take some time to get used to and I do feel sorry for him.”


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