Arsene Wenger has made it very clear he thinks Petr Cech’s penalty save and 200th clean sheet was the highlight of Arsenal’s game this weekend, where they netted all three points and won for the second time in a week.
The club are fighting for their dignity and after their win over AC Milan it seemed that they could well repair some of the damage and keep Wenger in a job – for now – and the main thing he spoke about in the presser after the game was his joy at seeing Troy Deeney who has of course mocked Arsenal in the past, miss the penalty and go from hero to zero.
Wenger said: “In the end it was a convincing win.
“Highlight was what Petr Cech has done with 200 clean sheets and his penalty save.
“He had to wait a while to save a penalty and it’s quite fortunate it was against Deeney.
“His situation shows what football is like.
“He’s gone from hell to heaven in the past week.
“There’s a lot of negativity.
“I don’t know how much negativity is out there as I focus on my job.”
The race for the top four is once again as tight as ever, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs all fighting it out for a place in the top four – and thus the Champions League.
There were even some Arsenal fans who looked at the form the club have shown this last week and wondered if by some miracle they could end up in the Champions League next season, yet despite Liverpool’s loss, Chelsea won and are hot on the heels of anyone who drops out the top four, meaning the Europa League would obviously be Arsenal’s best chance of success to do that.