Petr Cech highlights the positives for Arsenal after Chelsea loss

Petr Cech

The goalkeeper has thanked the Stamford Bridge faithful for welcoming him back warmly following his move.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has highlighted the positives from Arsenal’s loss to Chelsea.

The Gunners were beaten 2-0 on Saturday afternoon courtesy of goals from Kurt Zouma and Eden Hazard, after seeing defender Gabriel sent off for an incident with striker Diego Costa.

Midfielder Santi Cazorla was also sent off for a second bookable offence later on in the game as Arsene Wenger’s side finished the match with nine men in an ill tempered clash between the two sides.

There were few positives to take from the loss, but Cech was keen to highlight some nonetheless.

“I would say that a positive thing was that we made it difficult for them when we went down to 10, and then down to nine,” he told arsenal.com.

“We had a few half chances, so we didn’t make it easy for them in the last 15 minutes when we started to push a little bit more. The second red card then came and that was what they needed.”

"The reception I got from the fans was amazing"

The game at Stamford Bridge was naturally a special one for Cech, who made the move across London to the Gunners during the summer having spent the majority of his career with the Blues.

He had already came up against his old side when Arsenal beat them in the Community Shield before the start of the season, but this was the first time he had returned to his old home as an Arsenal man.

He was received well by his old fans, and he says it was a personal highlight to get such a warm reception from the home crowd.

My individual highlight will be the reception I got from the fans which was amazing,” he added.

“I would like to thank everybody. That was amazing and I would like to thank them for that. You come here to play football, you want to win a football match, and we didn’t win. That’s disappointing.”

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