“If a manager picks a second-choice goalkeeper in a game of such magnitude, it is a sackable offence. It’s total negligence. Cech is the number two at Arsenal for a reason. It will be ridiculous if the 37-year-old starts the biggest game of their season.”

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This is clear hyperbole from Cascarino. Manchester United played their second choice goalkeeper, Sergio Romero, in the 2017 final and beat Ajax 2-0.

If Cech, who signed for Arsenal for a reported (BBC) £10m in 2015, plays the match and Arsenal win, it absolutely wouldn’t be a negligent decision from Unai Emery.

It would likely be perceived as a hugely respectful and poignant call, and should curry favour among the rest of the squad.

Even if Cech makes a mistake, Emery could justify his decision by stating he was simply sticking with the policy he employed all season.