You know a player has had an awful game of football when they immediately log on to Twitter to take full responsibility for defeat after the match.
That was the case on Sunday after Petr Cech’s performance contributed massively to a 2-1 loss for Arsenal at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion in the English Premier League.
If you want to win a game away of home in the best league in the world your GK can’t concede 2 goals like I did today … it’s simply not possible … The team fought back but the damage was done .
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) March 4, 2018
The legendary goalkeeper was culpable for both Brighton goals, first flapping at a corner to allow Lewis Dunk to make it 1-0, then failing to adequately stop Glenn Murray’s header going in underneath him, which ultimately proved to be the winning goal.
While the honesty of the former Chelsea shot-stopper was appreciated by fans and his performance was just one factor in the defeat, they still believe his time is up at the club and want him to be replaced this summer.
After 110 appearances for Arsene Wenger’s side, Cech is looking well past his best and is struggling with the demands of top-flight elite football.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his afternoon and what it means for his Arsenal career…
Don’t even get me started on Petr Cech- he is just atrocious. He is finished as a top GK. #afc
— Sanket (@SanketGooner) March 4, 2018
Players who need to go:
Bellerin, Xhaka, unfortunately Cech, Iwobi.
Most of all, Wenger. #afc
— Bill McLoughlin (@BMcLoughlin93) March 4, 2018
Petr Cech is a gentleman – and possibility the best goal keeper in Prem history (Chelsea) – but the time has come now to leave for pastures new. #afc
— Kevin Peck (@kevpeck1987) March 4, 2018
Would love to sign Forster or Butland, Cech needs to leave. Too much of a liability. #AFC
— Corin Breckon (@CorinBreckon95) March 4, 2018
— Alex Batt (@AlexBatt) March 4, 2018
Also has to be mentioned that while there were other terrible factors to the goals, Petr Cech was hugely at fault for both. Keeper, defence and midfield needed. I’m not sure who’ll want this job…. #AFC
— James Bower (@TheBowMonster) March 4, 2018
— Jordan (@jordo950) March 4, 2018
— Thomas Grice (@TomGrice3) March 4, 2018
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