Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech: "We need to keep going."



The Gunners fell to a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, making it their second defeat on the bounce in all competitions and after the clash Petr Cech said “I came back and hoped that I could get a result for my new team. We prepared for the game but couldn’t win. My individual highlight will be the reception I got from the fans which was amazing. I would like to thank everybody but obviously I would have liked to win the game. We go home with no points so that’s the disappointing part.”

Arsenal started the tie well but things turned around when Gabriel Paulista got sent off by referee Mike Dean who had a bad all-round display in west London.


Santi Cazorla also got sent off after he was shown two yellow cards.

Kurt Zouma and Eden Hazard handed the home side a goal each to seal the win and Cech who made his return to Chelsea for the first time said they would have to pick themselves up and carry on.


On what positives Arsenal can take from the defeat, Arsenal.com quoted the 33-year-old saying: "I would say that a positive thing was that we made it difficult for them when we went down to 10, and then down to nine.

"We had a few half chances, so we didn’t make it easy for them in the last 15 minutes when we started to push a little bit more. The second red card then came and that was what they needed."


Regarding the incident involving Gabriel and Costa, he explained: "After the first moment where the referee gave a yellow card to Gabriel and Diego Costa, I stopped following what was going on. I was putting the ball in place and was ready to kick-off again. Obviously then I saw the red card, so it’s hard to comment because I didn’t see it.

"This made a big difference in the game, going into half-time at 0-0 and we were playing well in the first half. I thought that we were right in the game and we had a chance to win the game, but going into the second half with only 10 men and finishing with nine men made it hard to win the game."


The former Chelsea goalkeeper believes they should move onto the next and says the league isn’t over yet.

"You have to pick yourselves up and continue. That’s the only thing you can do because you don’t win or lose the league after five games. You need to carry on until the last minute of the campaign. Obviously we need to keep going," he added.

Arsene Wenger's side play the Foxes next at the King Power Stadium and will be looking to bounce back to winning ways against Leicester City.

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