Petr Cech was supposed to be brought to Arsenal to make them title challengers.
But the former Chelsea hero has made a couple of clangers on his Premier League bow for the Gunners against West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.
With the score still deadlocked as half time approached, West Ham were awarded a free-kick for Aaron Ramsey raising his boot towards the face of 16-year-old debutant Reece Oxford.
Dimitri Payet whipped the set piece into the box, and Cheikhou Kouyate put the Hammers in front as he headed the ball into a net left vacant by Cech’s unwise and unnecessary charge off his line.
It was the type of error rarely seen before from a goalkeeper who won four Premier League titles with Chelsea and had been tipped to make the difference to Arsenal’s title chances this season.
But, already, the 33-year-old has made as many mistakes which have led to a goal as David Ospina, ditched as first-choice following Cech’s arrival, made in 18 league appearances last term [Squawka].
Cech could also have done better for West Ham’s second goal as the visitors took a 2-0 lead on 57 minutes. Mauro Zarate’s shot on the turn exposed him at his near post and found the bottom corner.
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