After multiple attempts, Arsène Wenger finally got his hands on Petr Čech this summer.
The Premier League season didn’t begin as either of them would have hoped, but Čech was back to displaying the form that has seen his class accepted around the world in Monday night’s 0-0 draw against Liverpool.
Arsenal struggled in the first half but Čech kept the Gunners on level terms with superb saves to deny Christian Benteke and Philippe Coutinho, who must surely have thought they had given Liverpool the lead.
The two saves were very different but equally impressive. Benteke looked to prod home a low cross, but Čech reacted brilliantly to get down and tip the ball around the post. It wasn’t much later when Coutinho came inside and thrashed an effort heading towards the far corner, but Čech’s superb stature allowed him to get the slightest of fingertips to the ball, which was diverted onto the post.
The Arsenal goalkeeper took to Twitter on Tuesday to thank fans for their messages, but really we are the ones that should be thanking him as he kept his first Premier League clean sheet for Arsenal.
Nice to have first @Arsenal clean sheet yesterday. Just a pity we couldn’t find the winning goal at the end.Thanks for all the messages 👍🏻
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) August 25, 2015