Arsenal faced Cardiff in a Sunday afternoon kickoff match. The thrilling encounter saw Arsenal emerge 3-2 victors. Cardiff come from behind on both occation but failed to mount a pressure to have the match end in a stalemate.
Cardiff who had failed to score a goal in this campaign scored two goals in this match thus highlighting Arsenal defense frailties.
Arsenal’s number one shot-stopper Peter Cech made a series of dangerous passes around the box that almost calminated to a goal. In the opening stages of the game, Cardiff attacking midfielder Arter, almost made a meal after Cech’s attempt to find Guendouzi after he pounced on the lose ball but his effort went wide the mark.
Arsenal’s new head coach Unai Emery is implementing new styles at the club but Arsenal defensive frailties continue to surface during the matches.
The home team had 14 shots which was one less than the visiting team and had two goals to show for their effort.
After the match, Peter Cech went on twitter to congratulate the fans for their support.
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) September 2, 2018
The fans were also keen to point out what they perceived of his display.
Baba you are almost become a basket. Time to take a bow please
— JeFe (@holmes4spencer) September 2, 2018
I love you, but try to kick the damn ball out. Please. My health is important
— Ayo Arsenal boy (@Rickibami) September 2, 2018
Forget about clean sheets!! I just want to get through 90 minutes with clean underwear!!
— Ash Graham (@ashgraham98) September 2, 2018
Other fans had kind words for him.
I know its a team game. But given the age factor Petr Cech will barely improve from here. What is the point of buying a younger keeper and make him warm the bench when he left being the first choice keeper
— Aniket Das ?⚪???? (@andas8) September 3, 2018
That’s the spirit ????????
— Ebi Oghene-Ruemu (@MrsMusket) September 2, 2018
I loved when you took the responsibility for that pass error and apologized. Captain and leader! We'll get there
— Em (@_GoonerPrincess) September 2, 2018