Previous
Rapid Vienna
Spartak Moscow
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Villarreal
Rangers
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Lazio
Apollon Limassol
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Marseille
Eintracht Frankfurt
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Besiktas
Sarpsborg FK
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Racing Genk
Malmo FF
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Akhisar Belediyespor
Krasnodar
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Sevilla FC
Standard Liege
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Dynamo Kiev
FC Astana
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Stade Rennes
Jablonec
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
PAOK Salonika
Chelsea
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Vidi
BATE Borisov
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
AEK Larnaca
FC Z├╝rich
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Ludogorets Razgrad
Bayer Leverkusen
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Celtic
Rosenborg
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
RB Leipzig
FC Salzburg
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
FC Copenhagen
Zenit St Petersburg
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Slavia Prague
Bordeaux
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Dinamo Zagreb
Fenerbahce
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
FC Spartak Trnava
Anderlecht
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Arsenal
Vorskla
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Sporting CP
FK Qarabag
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
F91 Dudelange
AC Milan
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Olympiakos
Real Betis
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Next

Transfer Rater: Ozil to Manchester United

Football Whispers
Read

Unai Emery: Bernd Leno to battle Petr Cech for No.1 spot at Arsenal

Stephan Lichtsteiner joins Arsenal on a free transfer and becomes the first signing for Unai Emery at his new club.
The FC panel answer your managerial related tweets on Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli, Unai Emery at Arsenal, a second chance for Klinsmann and more.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery says the fight for the No. 1 goalkeeping position is wide open at the club even though he brought in Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen this summer.

Leno is expected to challenge Petr Cech for the No. 1 spot, although Arsenal also still have David Ospina on their books -- along with previous third-choice keeper Emiliano Martinez and academy product Matt Macey.

Emery said he plans on keeping three goalkeepers in the first-team squad, and that he hasn't decided on a No. 1 yet.

"I want to work with Petr Cech, with Bernd Leno, with Emiliano Martinez, with Matt Macey, with Ospina," he said. "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 for [who is No 1]."

The new head coach also wants to get his players better before he appoints a new club captain. Former skipper Per Mertesacker retired after last season, while vice-captain Laurent Koscielny is out injured until at least December.

"We've spoken about that [the captaincy]. My idea is to know every player and to know, also, the personality of the players," Emery said. " And then, I think my first idea is to have five captains in the team. But at the moment, I don't know the names. I need to know more and also, firstly, Koscielny is the first captain now and for me, I have respect for that.

"Then, we are looking at who are the players whose personality is the best in the dressing room. We want to keep the respect for these players and to find the captain and choose very well the best player for that."

Emery is Arsenal's first new coach since Wenger took over in 1996, but he said he hasn't spoken to the Frenchman yet about the squad he inherited. However, he expects to run into Wenger soon at the annual coaches forum in Nyon.

"Normally, when we meet every year in Nyon with the coaches, we have a conversation together. I am sure we will meet together in the next week or month or in the near future," he said.

Asked if he would value Wenger's advice when it comes to the squad, he added: "Each coach needs to know the players. Not all the coaches have the same relationship with a player and I have my personality. I want to know with my direct opinion, with my direct conversations with the player. I have information on the players for the club, from the people around me.

"The information with Arsene is also important for me but the best is my direct relationship and conversations with the players."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.