Former Chelsea Player and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech who could be blamed for Lewis Dunk’s goal which gave Brighton the lead in the 7th minute has pleaded with Arsenal fans and his teammates for his display during the game.
Arsenal head into the game with the hope of winning the tie so as to stand a chance of finishing the season among the first four clubs despite losing three consecutive matches against Ostersunds FK and Manchester City.
Their hope were shattered after just seven minutes into the game when Cech misjudged a corner which gave centre-back Lewis Dunk the opportunity to powerfully strike the ball into the back of the net.
Brighton scored the second goal of the day to doubled their lead via Glenn Murray’s header which surprisingly passed through Cech’s arms into an empty net.
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While reacting to his part in the Gunners’ defeat, Cech wrote on his verified Twitter account seeking forgiveness from the fans and teammates who had to chase the game due to his costly errors.
According to the Czech international, a team who want to return to winning ways away from home in Premier League must have a good goalkeeper who won’t concede goals like he did.
Cech hasn’t been too impressive for the North London club since he switched from Chelsea in 2016 as he looks more prone to errors than his time at Stamford Bridge.
Despite their defeat against 10th-placed Brighton and Hove Albion, Wenger’s men still occupy the sixth position in the Premier League standings but they are 13 points behind Tottenham who sits in the fourth position.