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Jens Lehmann backs Petr Cech to bounce back at Arsenal

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Arsenal hero Jens Lehmann has backed Petr Cech to come good at the Emirates after his disappointing Premier League debut, reports Goal.com. 

Cech, of course, was at fault for the two West Ham goals as the Gunners were beaten on home soil this past weekend, but Lehmann claims it may take him time to adapt to his new surroundings. 

In fact, the former German international insisted that Chelsea would have 'disappointed' Cech, but that could now spur him on to prove his credentials in north London and help the Gunners win the Premier League title. 

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The former Arsenal 'keeper claimed: "It surprised me because I expected him to be really good from the beginning.

"But sometimes it takes a while to adapt to a new club, particularly when you are coming from a major enemy like Chelsea. It takes time, if he can forget about it at all.

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Chelsea disappointment 

"On the other hand, Chelsea disappointed him because he couldn’t play there last season. He has seen the cruelty in football - you are a hero one year and the next year you are not even playing any more.

"That could spur him on to play a fantastic season for Arsenal.

"He is the goalkeeper Arsenal need to win the title," Lehmann added. "He’s got the experience, he’s got most of the ingredients that a fantastic goalkeeper needs and he is among the best ever goalkeepers.

"It depends on him. I haven’t spoken to him, so I don’t know how he feels physically now, but I think he’s still got some great years to perform at this level. He will give confidence to the whole team, but of course he has to perform."

Cech still class 

There's no doubt about it, despite his disappointing start between the sticks at the Emirates, Cech is still a top, top goalkeeper and the Gunners will only benefit from him in this campaign. 

Ultimately, the veteran has been one of the standout and most consistent performers in England's elite division for more than a decade, so his presence will fill the Gunners' back-line with confidence. 

Expect him to go on to achieve great things under the guidance of Arsene Wenger over the coming years. 

Can Cech help Arsenal claim the title? Have your say below! 

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