'We all know what Emi is capable of'

Few people at the club know Emi Martinez better than Petr Cech.

The young goalkeeper has been involved with the first team set-up since Petr's arrival in 2014, having joined the club himself four years earlier at the age of 18.

With Martinez having signed a new contract, Cech hailed his young counterpart.

"He’s been here for a few years now and I would say that you can see his progress," Cech told Arsenal Player. "Having gone on loan a few times and having proved that he has the ability to play at this level - it’s been a learning experience for him as well.

"For a player that is not playing as much, he is always ready. I think that he enjoys the game and he is that person you know you can always put him in and rely that he will give you the performance you expect.

"I think that’s a big asset for a goalkeeper because you need to know that your goalkeeper is there every day."

Cech, Martinez and David Ospina have played across three competitions this season - and the former believes the dynamic between them is productive and has driven them all to improve.

"As a group we work very closely, we try to help each other and we try to improve every day," he added.

"Even me, I can learn from David, I can learn from Emi and they can learn from me.

"It is kind of like a three-way, together with Matt Macey, who comes in. I think we created a very good and tight group and working with these guys has been a pleasure."

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