Matt Macey started as Luton Town drew 1-1 at home against Plymouth Argyle.
Danny Hylton handed the Hatters an early lead after just eight minutes with a superb strike. However, Craig Tanner equalised from close-range midway through the first half.
Speaking before the game, Macey revealed that facing the likes of Alexis Sanchez in training helped prepare him for life away from Arsenal. “You get them in training, shooting, little games, they’re magicians when it comes to that sort of thing,” he told Luton Today.
“It’s part of your learning as a goalkeeper, getting buried quite a few times when you start and you’re younger.
“But that’s the same as anything, when you get used to it, find ways to stop it and that’s all part of it.
“I’ve seen the quality from all across the [Luton] team.
“All the forwards have had a fair bit of finishing practice and they’ve been slotting them away which is a good thing I guess.
“Growing up, Petr Cech was the man for me in terms of goalkeepers. To be able to work with Petr last season and this season, it’s learning off the best to get much better.”
Meanwhile, Luton captain, Scott Cuthbert, said of the young Arsenal man, “I think he’s been excellent. It’s always hard for a goalkeeper to come in, especially after big Christian (Walton).
“(He’s a) big boy, comes and commands his box and I love that as a defender.
“He comes out, he’s dominant and his kicking is good as well. He’s another young lad that’s hopefully got a bright future if he keeps doing well.”
Macey is currently being selected ahead of Stuart Moore. He has played four league games so far, conceding 3 and keeping 1 cleansheet. Moore has played four league games, conceding 13 with no cleansheets.