Focus was key to Arsenal win over Everton, believes Petr Cech

The goalkeeper says he is pleased with his performances after a big save to deny Gerard Deulofeu an equalising goal.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says focus was the key to their 2-1 win over Everton.

The Gunners completed an excellent week as they defeated the Toffees at the Emirates to follow their 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League in midweek and the 3-0 defeat of Watford before that.

There had been fears that the side could be lacking given their efforts against the Germans in midweek, but that did not prove to be the case, and Cech was particularly pleased with the way they refocused for Saturday’s game.

“It’s a brilliant victory. When you have a week of important games, you come back after internationals and the away game is always tricky,” he told

“You have to deliver again and sometimes that’s very hard to do, and we did a remarkably good job. We’re proud of the three points we got and the way we played against a very good Everton side.”

After a top-notch performance against Bayern in midweek, during which he made a umber of big saves to keep the score at 0-0, Cech once again provided the goods against Roberto Martinez’s side.

In particular her made a crucial save to deny winger Gerard Deulofeu with the scores tied at 2-1, in what was the away sides best chance to level the scores.

He has proved to be a big signing for the side since joining from Chelsea in the summer, and says he is pleased with the way he is contributing to the team.

“I’m pleased with the way I’m contributing to the team and I made another important save against Everton,” he added.

“Everybody has been playing really well so they deserved a little bit of help from me as well. We are pleased with the start to the season. So far, so good. You want to be there in the mix from the start to the end.”

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