Emery urged to drop Cech for Europa League final against Chelsea

Ian Watson

Arsenal legend David Seaman has urged Unai Emery to drop Petr Cech and play Bernd Leno in the Europa League final.

Cech is set to bring down the curtain on his playing career with a final appearance against Chelsea next week having played most of the way on the road to Baku.

Upon hanging up his gloves, the Czech stopper is expected to take a sporting director’s role at Stamford Bridge, but former Gunners goalkeeper Seaman believes Cech should already have played his last game.

Seaman told Talksport: “I know Cech has played all the games but in a final like that, especially against Chelsea…

“Arsenal need to win this game to get into the Champions League. It’s a huge game and worth millions to the club.

“So, for me, you play your strongest team and if that means Leno plays then that’s what I would do.

“I know Arsene Wenger did it with me. Richard Wright played all the FA Cup games and then played me in the final.”