Petr Cech delivers verdict on Arsenal defeat v Man City, this is where it went wrong
By Emma Sanders
Petr Cech admitted he was “disappointed” with Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat against Manchester City and pointed to the early second-half goal as the reason why City were able to seal a victory.
Goals from Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling completed a second-half comeback for City after they trailed Arsenal through an early goal from Theo Walcott.
The Gunners controlled the first half but were lacklustre in the second period and City dominated possession in the latter stages.
The second City goal was controversial as David Silva looked to be obscuring Cech’s view in an offside position, but the goalkeeper admitted it was the first goal which changed the momentum of the game.
“What changed was the early goal in the second half. It gave them a lot of confidence. They put us under pressure. They pressed a little bit more. We were in control of the game but we couldn’t hold on to it,” Cech told Sky Sports TV after the game.
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“We are very disappointed with the whole week. We wanted as many points as possible but we have none. There is a long way to go. We just have to concentrate on ourselves.”
Arsenal’s defeat against City was the second one this week after they suffered a late loss against Everton at Goodison Park.
Spurs beat Burnley 2-1 and have made up ground on their rivals, sitting just one point behind.
The victory has taken Manchester City within seven points of Chelsea in second, although Liverpool have a game in hand against Everton on Monday.
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