Former Premier League manager Neil Warnock told talkSPORT that he feels everyone has got carried away with Arsenal’s signing of Petr Cech.
The Gunners snapped up Cech earlier in the summer in an £11 million deal from Chelsea, which was a great piece of business by Arsene Wenger’s team.
However, he struggled in the game against West Ham last weekend and Warnock has suggested that the problems lay elsewhere in the team.
“I think everyone has got a bit carried away with that to be honest – When the defence and midfield narrows, you’ve still got to pick the lock and that’s what they need to focus on,” he told talkSPORT.
An abundance of talent
In terms of creative players who are skilled in terms of providing chances for others to take advantage of, Arsenal have plenty.
They have several midfielders who can thread passes through a tightly knit defence, with German Mesut Ozil and Spaniard Santi Cazorla the obvious options.
What the side needs to do to make the jobs of those players slightly easier is defend well, take the pressure away from their goalkeeper and keep clean sheets.
Cech is going to struggle in every game where Arsenal’s defence drops deep and invites the pressure onto him, but his form should improve as he plays with the backline more and their understanding gets better.