New Arsenal manager Unai Emery has rallied behind Petr Cech after the retired Czech Republic international made a big mistake, which almost proved costly in their Carabao Cup fourth round meeting with English Championship outfit Blackpool at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.
Unai Emery offered his support to the former Chelsea shot stopper in his reaction to the team’s 2-1 victory as he called on the Gunners’ fans to show support for one of their own.
Arsenal had taken a two-goal lead courtesy strikes from summer signing Stephan Lichtsteiner and young English midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe before Frenchman Matteo Guendouzi was sent off for the Gunners after two yellow cards.
The visitors have the deficit in the 66th minute through Paudie O’Connor.
With the scoreline at 2-1, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech was dispossessed in the box easily by Blackpool midfielder Jay Spearing who passed for Nathan Delfouneso to score but his goal was ruled out for offside.
Blackpool’s goalscorer Paudie O’Connor was then sent off for a tackle on Arsenal substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the Tangerines were also reduced to ten men.
Arsenal held on to that advantage for the rest of the game to book a place in the last eight of the competition.