Bournemouth 2 – Arsenal 1
Sunday was the latest installment of Banter FC for Arsenal fans.
The writing was on the wall long before the match started.
In the build up to the game, rumours leaked out Mesut Ozil’s absence through injury while Alexis Sanchez gave the game a swerve as he looks to leave the club.
After a goalless first half, Arsenal took the lead. Alex Iwobi freed Hector Bellerin, and the Spanish full-back scored his second goal in as many games.
But minutes later Bournemouth pulled level through striker Callum Wilson.
Petr Cech slaughtered for a clanger
Arsenal goalie Petr Cech didn’t emerge from the Wilson leveller looking good.
Cech failed to cut out a cross from the right when he should have done much better.
That allowed Wilson to run in and steal the ball to send it into the back of the net.
Callum Wilson stats against Arsenal are incredible. Games: 3. Shots on target: 3. Goals: 3.
Minutes later Bournemouth took the lead.
Jordon Ibe, Bournemouth’s 15 million pound signing from Liverpool, scored a rare goal for the Cherries.
He saw a low show from the edge of the box beat Cech and nestle in the Arsenal net.
— VOOsport (@VOOsport) January 14, 2018
Cue the Peter Cech hate
The mistakes from Arsenal’s goalie drew scorn on social media.
The tweets are below.
Petr Cech will earn you 15 points a season you know.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) January 14, 2018
The decline of Petr Cech though 😬
— Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) January 14, 2018
We need to add Butland to this team and throw Cech in the bin, worst goalkeeper this club has had since Almunia, and that’s some saying. Mannone and Fabianski were better.
— Spanish Gooner (@elspanishgooner) January 14, 2018
Petr Cech is finished. Awful for both Bournemouth goals today.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) January 14, 2018
Petr Cech: No player has committed more errors that have led to an opposition goal in the Premier League this season than Cech (3)
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) January 14, 2018
Cech where you going sunshine? Ffs.
— AFCAMDEN (@AFCAMDEN) January 14, 2018
i’m not even joking Petr Cech should go down as a top 5 worst signings that Mr Wenger has ever made as our manager
— Sai** (@knickthoughts) January 14, 2018
Great cross by Ryan Fraser for Callum Wilson to score but FOUR Arsenal players on their left hand side. Petr Cech should have stayed on his line. Gambled recklessly. #AFCBvAFC pic.twitter.com/oOnzg1Eobz
— Yousef Teclab (@yousefteclab) January 14, 2018
“I reached in and let him lick my hand. 'Yeller,' I said, 'I'll be back. I'm promising that I'll be back.” pic.twitter.com/qtAXIJ7Fnn
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) January 14, 2018
Also see: Why Mesut Ozil missed Bournemouth vs Arsenal.