Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insisted his selection decisions aren’t based on polls as to who others would prefer to see start.
The French tactician was understandably frustrated after his side fell to a 3-2 defeat to Olympiakos at the Emirates on Tuesday night, and he made his feelings perfectly clear.
As reported by Sky Sports, Wenger insisted that he was responsible for the decisions at the club and believes that Cech could have been equally at risk of making such a mistake which gifted the Greek outfit the lead shortly before half time.
Cech had been rested due to a calf injury that he had been struggling with, according to the Metro, and the Arsenal boss dismissed reporters questioning his decision due to things that they ‘may not be aware of or have chosen to ignore’.
Furthermore, the 65-year-old insisted that he doesn’t base his decisions on pre-match polls in order to get the opinions of fans and pundits beforehand, and had faith in his choices.
However, it ultimately backfired on the Frenchman as the Gunners have now suffered back-to-back defeats in their opening Champions League group games for the first time ahead of a double-header against Bayern Munich next month.
In turn, that puts their position in the knockout stages under real threat, although Wenger was adamant that their fight is not over yet, as reported by Sky Sports.