Posted on August 21, 2015 by ADMIN

Petr Cech – His Arsenal career so far!

On Monday night Liverpool visit the Emirates to face Arsenal, the first real test of the Gunners title ambitions after mixed fortunes in the opening two games against West Ham and Crystal Palace.

The game will see both club’s marquee summer signings, Petr Cech and Christian Benteke, come head-to-head. Opta-powered fantasy football game www.oulala.com have taken a closer look at Petr Cech and analysed how he has fared in Arsenal’s opening games against his performances from last season.

Cech made just seven appearances for Chelsea in the Premier League last season. With Blues manager Jose Mourinho installing Thibaut Courtois as the club’s first-choice Number One.

Despite only enjoying a handful of games last term, the Czech international impressed.

The 33-year-old registered 5 clean sheets in the Premier League, an overall clean-sheet-rate of 71.4%. For each of the goals that Cech conceded last season, he made 7 saves, resulting in a save every 43 minutes.

The keeper made an average of 1.6 catches and just 0.3 punches per game in the Premier League for Chelsea last season. While his distribution accuracy came in at a respectable 63%.

Expectations were high after the Czech’s high profile move to Arsenal in the summer with much talk that he could take the north-London club to a new level.

However, his Arsenal career didn’t get off to the best of starts, losing to West Ham 2-0 at the Emirates, with Cech questioned for both of the goals. The Gunners recovered from their opening day defeat with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace.
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Cech is still yet to keep a Premier League clean sheet for his new club. He has made far fewer saves for each of the goals that he has conceded in comparison to last season, just 0.7 saves per goal. While each save that Cech has made has come every 90 minutes.

The Czech is making far more punches per game (1.5) than he did for Chelsea last term, which is not always a good sign. With his catching stats falling narrowly to 1.5 per game. The 33-year-old’s distribution is up to a very healthy 71% this season.

Benteke has netted twice against Cech, in May and August of 2013.

Will the Belgian add to his tally against the Czech or can the keeper notch up his first clean sheet of the season?

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38 thoughts on “Petr Cech – His Arsenal career so far!

  1. fred cowardly

    Far to early to judge
    Give him some time to adjust
    He will do fine
    I still consider him WC and he wI’ll show his quality
    Also, Courtois, Nueur, De Gea ALL let in goals

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    1. Gooneristic Truth

      …meanwhile the Benzema rumor just refuses to die down! I’ve always dismissed it, but I’m now starting to wonder!

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    2. KickAssFan

      De Gea’s first season was calamitous. He was even droPped at some point. I have faith in Cech, but I never found a fault in Ospina.

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  2. SoOpa AeoN

    And to think that this transfer window lasts two months……….. Very Long and Boring!

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  3. Godswill

    So far not too good. I hope he can step up. If no clean sheet on Monday, we try Ospina. Maybe he is at home with our defenders and Cech is not. He then would have to learn with Capital One cup.

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  4. Uzi Ozil

    I repeat Cech will save alot of points for us….I repeat alot. The defense and Cech will gel pretty well after games together….I am glad we have Cech and ooooooosssssppppiiinnnaaa….COYG!

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    1. KickAssFan

      I have a feeling that the key to Cech’s clean sheets is having Per dropped.

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        1. KickAssFan

          “Look”, sometimes a keeper’s form is depended on how good his defenders are. I think the weak link in our defence is Per.

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  5. Nayr

    CECH IS AN AMAZING GK..

    THE FIRST GAME OBVIOUS HE WAS GOING TO BE NERVY..
    THE PRESSURE IS OFF SO I EXPECT HIM TO BE OKAY.

    THE GOOD THING WITH A WORLDCLASS GK LIKE CECH HE WILL TURN UP WHEN YOU NEED HIM THE MOST.

    I.e against big teams…dnt forget the shield game.

    offtopic we need to make signings.

    WE JUST NEED 3 PLAYERS.

    1:ABUMAYENG/BENZEMA-50M
    2:GREGORZ/WANYAMA-20M
    3:MARIO GOETZE/MARCO REUS-30M

    WE NEED TO BE AMBITIOUS C’MON.

    I HONESTLY WNT CARE IF RAMSEY AND WILSHERE GET BENCHED BY MARIO OR GIROUD GETS BENCHED BY BENZEMA.

    I DONT CARE ABOUT THE PLAYERS FEELINGS..I WANT TO WIN.

    YOU MAD STAYING ON THE BENCH ..PAP SELL THEM.

    WENGER TOO NICE.

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    1. Gigi2

      i dont think its feelings. Cech benched Ospina
      And Ospina was GOOD for us last season.

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  6. rhino

    let’s start with a striker, then dmf
    we can then start thinking about wingers and playmakers_gotze.

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  7. fred cowardly

    Agree. There is plenty of quality out there.
    Just offer the right fee and salary and see what happens.
    1. Club may refuse
    2. Player may refuse
    3. Both may agree

    I would be thrilled with any of these
    Striker
    Benzema, Ibrahimovic, Lewandowski, Aubmeyang, Gotze, draxler, Reus, Greizmann, Cavani, Muller

    DM
    Krychowiak, Bender, Carvalho, Wanayama, Gustavo

    Hopefully, Wenger will sign REAL QUALITY before 1st September

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    1. rkw

      Great names…some available …. And all clear upgrades … So why is wenger focusing his efforts on keeping Campbell …. Seriously the idiot grenouille is beyond parody … How the f*** he has retained his status as manager of one of the worlds wealthiest clubs is a mystery to me it really is ….

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  8. all guns blazing (benzema done deal)

    # years ago if you had told any arsenal that they would sign mesut ozil karim benzema alexis sanchez and petr cech along with two fa cups and two community shields they would have laughed at your face. Our team is very very strong we now have great keeper a good defense a world class midfield and world class striker.
    #benzyfrenzy

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    1. mohawk

      You will need to stop with all that positivity. It is absolute verboten on this site. Get you mind right.

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      1. all guns blazing (benzema done deal)

        When we have signed benzema and krychowiak looks imminent i dont see why we should not be positive. We have bought a great keeper a dm and a world class striker.

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          1. all guns blazing (benzema done deal)

            Of course im enjoying the window these are the best 3 windows we have ever had! Benzema cech and krychowiak! #benzyfrenzy Arsenal for the league this year.

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        1. k-ool

          haha…we’ve signed Benzema.
          Krychowiak imminent???
          What are they smoking over there at the emirates?

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          1. all guns blazing (benzema done deal)

            Benzema was a done deal a long time ago. Krychowiak is imminent meaning it is highly likely to be happen. Wait and watch buddy. As far as what they are smoking my sources they are highly secretive about that.

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  9. mohawk

    All this back and forth from fans….. No good players available. Plenty of good players available.

    The truth is not one person commenting on this site really has a clue if players are really available or not because they don’t invite us to their negotiations.

    Fans should stop pretending we know things that we don’t. NONE of us knows what Wenger’s plans really are. And none of us know anything about the availability and affordability of players right now.

    We do know that transfer fees continue to rise as a whole – the rest is just guesswork.

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    1. Bigvalbowski

      There is a correlation however in players speculated availability and teams ambition to sign them. A couple of examples.

      Sterling: Although a contract rebel and through his agent forced his way out of Merseyside, Sterling was still not available until Oil City threw $76M toward Brenda and company

      DeBryne: all summer the Wolfsburg man and Bundesliga POY was not for sale and would be the epicenter of the Germans side atrack on Bayern for the title. Well recent rumors suggest he will be joining Oil City within the next few days @ $50M or so.

      Essentially if Arsenal want Benzema, Cavani, Lewandoski, Higuain, etc. they must for once overpay or meet the players evaluation. I honestly dont forsee Arsene or the clubs hierarchy EVER doing this, thus the fight 4 that coveted Champions League spot and FA cup domination will sadly continue to be the clubs ambition

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  10. rpk

    Why no one is looking at Barkley..he is great talent. I’m just surprised..really. Ppl talk abt mane, wanyama..but not Barkley. I dont mind us buying him to replace cazorla in the future. Right now, no one can touch Santi..!!

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  11. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    I think been relegated to the 2nd goalkeeper role has affected Petr Cech’s form as he hasn’t been regularly keeping the goal at Chelsea before Arsenal signed him. But we’ll know if is he’s match rustiness the reason behind his conceding 2 goals in 2 games for Arsenal or it is entirely something else. I think Petr Cech better get it right at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night as the Gunners host one of their title rivals. Any conceding of goal or goals by Cech in that game that will lead Arsenal to drop points will not urge well for the Gunners title challenge. The Gunners are at the moment in deficits of 3 points behind their 3 main title rivals of Man City, Man Utd and their visitors Liverpool. It is better for the Gunners to stay close to their rivals than to allow them to build a points gap ahead of them that will later prove difficult for us to catch-up to recover.

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  12. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    I think been relegated to the 2nd goalkeeper role has affected Petr Cech’s form as he hasn’t been regularly keeping the goal at Chelsea before Arsenal signed him. But we’ll know if is he’s match rustiness the reason behind his conceding 3 goals in 2 games for Arsenal or it is entirely something else. I think Petr Cech better get it right at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night as the Gunners host one of their title rivals. Any conceding of goal or goals by Cech in that game that will lead Arsenal to drop points will not urge well for the Gunners title challenge. The Gunners are at the moment in deficits of 3 points behind their 3 main title rivals of Man City, Man Utd and their visitors Liverpool. It is better for the Gunners to stay close to their rivals than to allow them to build a points gap ahead of them that will later prove difficult for us to catch-up to recover.

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  13. goonerwineverything

    i must confess wenger didn’t look very convincing in his press conference when asked about transfers, he keeps saying that there is nobody out there, but if you look there are a few players that we coud get in even this late in the window.
    when he says there is nobody i find it hard to agree with him here we go.
    kryowiak- buy out clause 22 million aprox so he is definitely available o buy just meet the price and agree terms and he is yours no problem.
    draxler- was made available for juve to talk to him so can see why we cant talk to him too and agree and fee with club and player to buy.
    ibrahimovic is looking like he is out of the door at psg would be a job getting his wage demands down, but the club would let us have him for not bad price am sure.
    higuain- has a high buyout clause but has one all the same so would just need to agree wages, and get him on board with an agreement but he is still available, what will he do not much by the sounds of it annoying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Gigi2

      Liverpool were offered the buy out clause amount and they didnt want to sell and Suarez didnt want to join.

      Theres 3 aspects:
      1. Player wanting to join.
      2. Club wanting to sell
      3. Agreed Price (and wages)

      One fails and yes, then no players available

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  14. moneytalks

    BREAKING NEWS Arsene Wenger will not do any business in the transfer window.
    Benzema/Gotze/Krychowaik welcome to Manchester/Juventus/Madrid.

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    1. JAmerican

      I know it’s frustrating right now but funnily I have a feeling that the 3 players you’ve mentioned, 2 might already be Arsenal bound (the ST & DM). The 3rd (the CM and possibly Cazorla/Rosicky future replacement) might depend on if Bayern can replace him… Just a feeling but next week all will start to unfold if that is indeed the case.

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  15. Arsenal1Again

    I have no concerns about Petr Cech, he is a world class keeper and he will more than make up the loss of 3 points in the first game. Chelsea drew their first game.

    A keeper is only as good as the defence in front of him.

    My choice of Defence would be Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal.

    Mertesacker is a good defender, but he was benched for the World Cup for a reason, Gabriel is a Koscielny clone in ability. Same skill, aggression, speed, heart and defensive awareness. I predict him becoming more popular than Kos. Ut will be like Adams and Keown shoulder to shoulder.

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