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Unai Emery told to drop one Arsenal player for Europa League final v Chelsea

Ex-England defender Danny Mills has urged Unai Emery to star Bern Leno over Pet Cech in the Europa League final against Chelsea.

Cech has been offered the role of sporting director at Chelsea for when he retires at the end of the season.

The news was announced ahead of Arsenal’s final with the Blues in Baku, sparking concerns among fans who suggested a conflict of interest may be at play.

But the goalkeeper tweeted to calm down Arsenal fans: “Despite the news today as I had already said to everybody before I’ll make decision about my future after the last game. Now my sole focus is to win the Europa League with Arsenal.”

Unai Emery confirmed that Cech will be a part of Arsenal squad in the final but Danny Mills believes it’s Bernd Leno who should start.

“You start to call into question the player’s integrity, his ability to perform,” former Premier League star Mills told talkSPORT. “And I don’t think that’s in question, but the problem is if he makes a mistake, if something happens in that game. ‘Go back to the start of the season where I think they played against Manchester City and he tried to play out from the back and he gave it to some of the Man City players. “Imagine if he did that again… I just think you’re putting him under enormous pressure, it puts himself under incredible pressure.

“If I was Arsenal, I’m not sure I’d want that. If he makes a mistake, if something happens, there will always be that doubt in people’s minds.’” Mills added: “If I was Arsenal, and they must know what he’s doing and where he’s going at the end of the season, if he is going to go to Chelsea as we believe, I wouldn’t play him. ‘He can still walk around the pitch and clap all the fans. But I would not play him in that situation.”

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