Cech explains reasons for conceding late Arsenal goal

Arsenal capped off an awful week by throwing away a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon, in a result that leaves the Gunners nine points behind leaders Chelsea and sitting fourth in the table, less than a week after Arsenal could have moved top of the standings.

Defeat for Arsene Wenger’s side raised question marks over Arsenal’s chances of success this season and the squad was criticised vastly for their poor performances, with Petr Cech also under scrutiny for being beaten at his near post for Raheem Sterling’s winning goal.

Speaking after the match to Sky Sports, the veteran stopper revealed his view was obstructed- adding fuel to the fire for the arguments of many, who claimed both goals were offside.

“For the second goal I didn’t see the shot and there were people running across,” he told Sky Sports. I don’t know if it was David Silva or not – I didn’t see the ball because there was someone in front.”

Whilst David Silva was certainly offside for the goal and did make movement towards the ball, the Spaniard was a long way off making contact and replays from behind the goal did not show the City man obstructing Cech’s view.