Cech has started all five league games so far despite struggling at times to cope with Emery's style of play, which dictates that the goalkeeper takes an active part in the passing game when building from the back.
Peter the Great won a decisive battle in the Great Northern War against the so-called peace-loving Sweden there in 1709, something that will no doubt inspire Arsenal's Under-23 manager, Freddie Ljungberg, to give a blood and thunder pep talk to Unai Enery before the away leg.
Smith-Rowe has since established himself as a crucial player for the U23 side, scoring two goals in four Premier League 2 appearances and also finding the net in the EFL Trophy victory over Coventry - which suggests he is ready for the step up to senior football.
"The first decision for me in every match is about the performance". We need with Leno to give him a chance and the minutes of the game.
"Tomorrow he is going to play in the starting line-up", Unai Emery confirmed at his pre-match press conference. Leno has a reputation of being the better goalkeeper with his feet, but Emery insisted it's the quality of Cech's performances that has been keeping the German on the bench. "Leno is going to play but each match we..."
"The quality for the goalkeeper is confidence and he has that", said Emery.
The Gunners will embark on their second successive season in Europe's second tier competition in pursuit of a first continental trophy since 1994.
Mohamed Elneny, Danny Welbeck and Stephan Lichtsteiner will be pushing for rare outings.
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