Veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech has stated that after working alongside youngster Matt Macey he has no doubt that he will go on to become a huge star for Arsenal, the Daily Express reports.
The 21-year-old was recently drafted into the first team squad thanks to an injury to Colombian international David Ospina, and has since spent the past six games on the bench.
And Cech has admitted that Macey’s work ethic and ability have left him impressed, and will be a big player in the future if he continues to learn from the squad’s more experienced members.
“One thing that is very positive is Matt is very into the work and is willing to improve, to learn and take information on board and understand what it takes to be in the first-team,” he said.
“That is very important because being a part of the first-team is one thing but staying there and continuing to develop is another.
“He is constantly willing to improve and learn and this gives him a chance to get better and to stay in the first-team.”
“When you are young, you want everything to happen quickly and certain things that don’t go perfectly or go your way can put you off a little bit.
“But the older players have the job to let the younger ones know that everything takes time and to keep working and it will happen,” he said.
“In that way it is easy to work with Matt because he has that willingness to work and to improve and, when you see things happening, you can just say to relax this, try to do this or don’t try to do this.
“Just little things that can help people to understand there are ways to do things that are probably better than what they are doing or upgrade what they are doing. Football is about small details and you can help people do better.”
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