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Arsenal goalkeeper Leno: Cech deserves Baku chance

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno is prepared to see Petr Cech start in the Europa League final against Chelsea.

Leno has been No1 for almost all of the season but is not expected to start the final withPetr Cech set to be given the nod in what will be his last game before retiring.

However, he insists he wants to be involved and says he is ready to play if called upon.

"I have great respect for Petr, and we get along very well," he said.

"He deserves all credit, and I treat him well, but it's clear that I'm an athlete, I want to always play, especially in a final.

"To win the Europa League would be the first big title for me. We all want to hear the [Champions League] anthem again.

"The Thursday-Sunday rhythm is also not so good because you always suffer in the league. If we lose the final, our season, which was actually good, would be disappointing."

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