Cech apologises for his role in Arsenal’s defeat - FCNaija

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 05/03/2018

Petr Cech, Arsenal FC

Arsenal's first choice goalie Petr Cech has apologised for his role in the Gunners' shocking defeat to Brighton on Sunday and admits he was at fault for both goals in the 2-1 loss.

Cech and his team-mates fell behind after just seven minutes against Brighton when Cech flapped at a corner and allowed centre-back Lewis Dunk to power the ball into the back of the net.

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Brighton doubled their lead before the half-hour mark through Glenn Murray, whose header seemed to squirt underneath Cech.

And the veteran goalkeeper who has been stuck on 199 clean sheets for the past 78 days took to Twitter after the match, admitting he gave his side a mountain to climb. Cech has failed to keep a clean sheet in the last 11 Premier League matches, their worst run in 16 years. 

"If you want to win a game away of home in the best league in the world your goalkeeper can’t concede two goals like I did today.

"It’s simply not possible. The team fought back but the damage was done."

Arsenal arrived at the Amex Stadium off the back of three straight defeats – including back-to-back 3-0 losses to Manchester City in both the Carabao Cup and the Premier League.

Arsenal remain 13 points adrift of the top four and now look certain to pour all their focus into the Europa League in an effort to return to the Champions League next season.