Former Arsenal keeper is right and Cech will bounce back

There has been a lot of talk in the football media and plenty of concern among the Arsenal fans out there after our only signing of the summer endured a nightmare on his competitive debut. Even though Arsene Wenger refused to lay too much blame at his feet, the fact is that Petr Cech and his two glaring errors in goal cost us all three points against West Ham.

But while the Chelsea fans have been gloating all week and Jose Mourinho took the chance to say that his club was not missing their former number one, the Czech Republic international has been publicly backed by the last Arsenal keeper to lift the Premier League trophy, Jens Lehmann.

As reported by the Evening Standard, the former Gunners star declared that Cech is just too good to not bounce back from this early setback and that he will still prove to be an excellent signing for Arsenal.

Lehmann said, “It surprised me because I expected him to be really good from the beginning.

“But sometimes it takes a while to adapt to a new club, particularly when you are coming from a major enemy like Chelsea. It takes time, if he can forget about it at all.

“On the other hand, Chelsea disappointed him because he couldn’t play there last season. He has seen the cruelty in football – you are a hero one year and the next year you are not even playing any more.

“That could spur him on to play a fantastic season for Arsenal.

“He is the goalkeeper Arsenal need to win the title.

“He’s got the experience, he’s got most of the ingredients that a fantastic goalkeeper needs and he is among the best ever goalkeepers.

“It depends on him. I haven’t spoken to him, so I don’t know how he feels physically now, but I think he’s still got some great years to perform at this level. He will give confidence to the whole team, but of course he has to perform.”

We really should not focus too much on one bad game, but there will be those who are wondering how this episode will affect the player mentally. However, those people should remember that Cech has overcome worse things in his career, most notably the skull fracture that nearly cost him his life back in 2006. He did concede two goals on his return the following January but he never shirked a challenge and then did not concede another goal for nine games.

If Cech can get over that, do you really think a couple of mistakes will stop him showing the class that he has shown throughout his career so far? And if Lehmann is so sure that he will shine at Arsenal, who are we to disagree?

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  1. Andrew AFC says:

    Chech’s first clean sheet for us will be against Crystal Palace.

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      PS I don’t like the football media. Most of them don’t like us so why the hell would I care about what they say.

    2. Ivan Gazidis says:

      If not, then I’ll sell him and replace him with Eva Carneiro.

      #WarChest #GroinNeedsMassaging

  2. SoOpa AeoN says:

    QUESTION OF THE DAY: Why did Wenger buy gabriel?

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      As a back up for Mertesacker and Koscielny. This season I think he could be pushing both of them for a starting spot.

      1. SoOpa AeoN says:

        @ Andrew AFC…….who do u push?…….wenger?……. Cuz as far as i’m concerned, he has his favourites! *shuts eyelids*

        1. Andrew AFC says:

          @SoOpa AeoN
          Wenger needs to learn play players in their right positions. Ramsay shouldn’t of started on the right wing against West Ham. End of subject.

          1. SoOpa AeoN says:

            My God!…… We even had theo, ox……… Both right wingers…… And gibbs (capable of even slotting into the left wing, should we run outta option) all available!

    2. KickAssFan says:

      He’d come good. I’m really tired of Per de German Rhino.

  3. KickAssFan says:


    1. YingYang69 says:

      ……why I love Per ……..of diddies.

  4. Greg says:

    Petr cech has a winning mentality! I’m confident he will bounce back at selhurst park against crystal palace! Coyg!

  5. Big Head says:


    1. KickAssFan says:

      Yeah, Big Head.

      1. YingYang69 says:

        Every fella says his got the biggest head. Also I wonder if there’s any female Goonies on this site, never noticed any feminine sounding names or talk. Not very hetro of the site, or are we bigots/chauvinistic or seeming that way. Or are the girls full on tomboys.

  6. SoOpa AeoN says:

    gestede – starter(1st season)
    veretout – starter(1st season) wijnaldum – starter (1st season)
    afellay – starter (1st season)
    amavi – starter (1st season)
    payet – starter (1st season)
    clasie – starter (1st season)
    behrami – starter (1st season)
    darmian – starter (1st season)
    ogbonna – starter (1st season)
    capoue – starter (1st season)
    clyne – starter (1st season)
    gradel – starter (1st season)
    m’vila – starter (1st season)
    benalouane – starter (1st season)
    sako – starter (1st season)
    kante – starter (1st season)
    gabriel – bench warmer (can’t recall)

  7. Arsenal Gold says:

    Some impulsive fans after the first match were in deja vu of the past roles of almunia, sczesny….I can’t blame them. But the only hitch in their quite misplaced concern is…this is PETR CECH. One of the great goal keepers of this era. He would definitely bounce back.

  8. Andrew AFC says:

    Chelsea fans have got nothing to gloat about. They are without their number one goal keeper for two matches as he got sent of in the first game of the season. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      What is there a Chelsea supporter on here 🙂 🙂 🙂

      1. YingYang69 says:

        Whoever thumbed you down could probably imagine that being introduced as the current and reining champions before and after every encounter is indeed something to gloat about.

  9. Arsenal Gold says:

    Gabriel has no business being on the bench. But then wenger logic and fans logic don’t necessarily correlate.

  10. Nayr says:





    Ps:I bet my money on leicester to beat westham.tired of this fools talking.

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      pray u don’t lose that bet……. Shoulda donated it to charity! L()L

      1. YingYang69 says:

        Yeah charity, shes lovely, I prefer Crystal, Tiffany, Amber and Brandi though.

  11. SoOpa AeoN says:

    mad at westham?……..nah……. I’m mad at WENGER……… They played well, we played crap……. Reece, payet, ogbonna…..they all shined!

  12. Arsenality says:

    Cech is a world class shot stopper and there is no query about that but to expect him to be perfect will be disappointing since he is a human being. He has always been more than satisfactory between the sticks for over a decade hence no reason to doubt his ability.I do believe he’ll be among the contenders for the golden gloves come may

  13. SoOpa AeoN says:

    My God!…… We even had theo, ox……… Both right wingers…… And gibbs (capable of even slotting into the left wing, should we run outta option) all available!

  14. Andrew AFC says:

    Wenger needs to stop thinking about keeping players happy and think about the best team to put out. I have had my rant on this subject for this article.

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      PS there is no f-cking I in team.

  15. THEFINALGURU says:

    Gabriel and koz is the ideal combo.

    But the haggy prefers the rhino


    there is a logic with that decision I think.

    A lethargy manager preferring a lethargy player.

    in other words

    Wenger does things at the pace of mertesacker.

    that’s the logic.

    Same old arsenal same old arsene.

    I can’t wait for his contract to expire

  16. Sometimes i never understand wenger,to an extent i won’t be surprised to see Ox and Theo on the bench and Ramsey playing RW come Sunday.

  17. Andrew AFC says:

    Goodnight all I have been up since 5 am. Have a great day tomorrow and I hope all your dreams come true.

  18. goonerwineverything says:

    we need a quick bounce back from the first game a win at palace, and we should try and kick on asap as long as wenger doesn’t try and confuse the lineup. and just play the players according to the opposition and rotate the midfield, when needed like when we need to rest le coq just do it and if we need control in the midfield, then put in corzola along side him and if we need energy and goals then put in ramsey along side him. it is not always easy to please all the players, but that is what you have a squad for to be used as and when its is needed. also just put ox and sanchez on the wings and we will be rocking that is decent pace, ozil needs somebody he can pass to on both sides of him to stretch the play quickly, and we should just start walcott upfront on sunday to give us counter attacking threat. coyg

  19. goonerwineverything says:

    bellerin gabi kos monreal
    le coq corzola
    ox ozil sanchez

  20. goonerwineverything says:

    now that is a team i would trust more to push for the title, than what was against west ham plenty of pace and goals and security at the back too.

  21. moneytalks says:

    Wenger needs to leave arsenal soon. I am really tired of his tactics and strategy in transfer market. Always letting team and fans down. He will screw us again in this transfer window by not signing top striker. Maybe he will buy someone average or injury prone player or buy no one . If we had other quality manager they would address key positions required and buy top striker, cdm and cb. He always gives opportunities to his favorites like giroud, mertesaker and arteta and not best for the team.

  22. moneytalks says:

    Wenger is such a joke of a manager thinking Giroud will win us league title and Champions league. All former Arsenal players Keown, Henry, Parlour, Dixon, Wright and Lehmann have come out and said Arsenal need a top striker to win those titles. Every Arsenal fan out there know we need a top striker and everyone know Arsenal would be serious if they sign but useless Wenger
    doesnt becoz he doesnt want to spend despite having money and lacks ambition. Spend some
    money on top striker and CDM otherwise get out of our club. Why doesnt Mr Bean join Madrid or Barca ?

  23. moneytalks says:

    Kike Marin says Wenger wont pay Krychowiak’s release clause.

    1. Gigi2 says:

      Ayayay wenger

  24. Gigi2 says:

    Am I in the right post? Hahaha no one commented on Mad Jens comments?
    I am glad to hear him saying that.
    I wish he would manage arsenal some day.
    Miss the mad Jens days….he could frighten opponents on a bad day with his eyes hahah

  25. royalman says:

    Three players r always scapegoat for any Arsenal defeat, Giroud, Ramsey and Per. But why. Lol, funny fans.

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