Sunday, December 4, 2022

Wenger backs Cech ahead of Chelsea return

Arsene Wenger says that Petr Cech’s experience could be crucial ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge, and that he hasn’t had to do anything special to focus the former Chelsea keeper for this game.

Having spent 11 years at Chelsea, the 33 year old moved to North London this summer for £11m, and while it can sometimes be difficult to return to a former club, Wenger is not envisaging any problems for his number one.

“It is always difficult to go back to your club and play but fortunately he has handled that this season,” he said.

“That is why I decided to play him as well in the Community Shield. It is the first step that is important and he has dealt very well with it. I just want him to focus on this game and not be influenced by that. You can’t go there and wonder if you’re standing in the right goal or not.

“He is so experienced that I don’t need to talk to him about that. Our individual performances will be more important than what he knows. There is no massive secret in that.”

And the manager was backed to Mikel Arteta who said Cech’s experience is a boost for the entire squad.

“The advice he gives and the way he treats himself is great,” said the Arsenal captain. “He has won everything and he is someone who wants to be the first one to each exercise.

“When he talks, he says something that is relevant to the other players and not just himself. He is just an example – if he is doing it the rest will have to do it because we have not been as successful as him.”

A Cech clean sheet tomorrow would be very welcome indeed. It might not mean we win the game, but it’ll ensure we come away from it with something.

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Petit's Handbag

Come on Petr, save a Hazard penalty. It’s going to happen.

Goooooooner

You got there a minute before me

Iamtheantisp*r

Why are you, in essence, hoping for a Chelski penalty? Boggles. It boggles.

Goooooooner

Cech to save a penalty. I can feel it

Man Manny

He won’t need to save one – Chelsea attacking players won’t get that far as to get a penalty. Many are going to be shocked by the result of this game. I am certain Arsenal will win.

Gunner87

After winning the community shield, one of the best moments was Cech telling Per ‘I told you we could beat them’ as they exchanged hugs. Tomorrows game is gonna show exactly why AW brought him in.

Learn from Wednesday.. everyone in that team. Move on and bring home 3 pts tomorrow!

Arsene Ginger
Arsene Ginger

A must watch

Less Rambly Pete

Sadly he’ll not be able to make the save if hazard blazes over

highberry

I’m backing Cech to bounce back. I’ll get my coat now

paul

Surely “banking” on Cech…;-)

Sarbajit

it’s 0-0 we get a corner, the 90th minute, Cech rushes up to help the team and volleys a kick and it’s 1-0 to the Arsenal … and then he celebrates saying Mou is a cunt

Matt

I wish all this positive predictions wil become true…… Am afraid Chelsea will start their season against us. Hopefully won’t be a thrashing like last season. Will be so happy if am wrong though!

Alan Pardew

Spurs will definitely finish top10 this season.

Ex-Priest Tobin

Today is when we can truly decide whether or not Cech is a secret agent.

paul

Mourinho is a cunt.

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