• 38-year-old Cech added as emergency goalkeeper cover
  • Özil and Papastathopoulos not included by Arsenal

Petr Cech has been included in Chelsea’s 25-man Premier League squad as emergency goalkeeper cover – but there is no place in Arsenal’s squad for Mesut Özil.

Cech, who is now a technical advisor at Stamford Bridge, is one of four goalkeepers included in Frank Lampard’s squad despite having retired from football last year. Cech’s last game was against Chelsea in the Europa league final which saw Arsenal lose 4-1 in Baku but he has also been playing in goal for ice hockey team Guildford Phoenix.

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