Petr Cech admits he shouldn’t have been caught out for Bournemouth’s equaliser on Sunday after Callum Wilson managed to steal in front of him to convert Ryan Fraser’s cross.
The veteran keeper made the decision to go for the ball as it zipped to the penalty spot when in hindsight, he really should have stayed on his line. The goal proved to be the catalyst for an unlikely Cherries comeback as Jordan Ibe converted just four minutes later to secure a 2-1 win.
After the game, Cech accepted his part in yet another awful away day for the Gunners.
“Obviously, the first one I’m disappointed with because I thought I was going to cut the cross on time,” Cech told the Arsenal website.
“Wilson arrived faster in front of me. It’s a matter of split seconds, but I think I should have done better on that.
“The second one had an element of luck,” Cech added. “It was a good long ball behind but it was everybody’s ball and it fell right in front of the player and he managed to shoot it very hard and squeeze it through my body.
“In that one, we were a bit unlucky. They rode their luck, they worked very hard all day and in the end, they got a big reward.”