Petr Čech admitted that Middlesbrough deserved a point during the hard-fought goalless draw at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
The 34-year-old goalkeeper was regularly called into action to deny against Adama Traore and Gaston Ramírez amongst others, earning a deserved clean sheet as a result.
After the draw, Čech was quoted as saying the following by FourFourTwo, “We had a few shots where the goalkeeper [Victor Váldes] did very well and in the end we didn’t find the goal. Overall they had plenty of chances as well, so I have to say the draw is a fair result.”
The result means Arsenal are at the top of the Premier League, with rivals Manchester City in action against Southampton on Sunday afternoon.
It’s not the three points they were ultimately looking for, but Petr was reflective of the overall performance and revealed the importance of continuing to perform at a high level in future to maintain consistency.
“There’s a long way to go, we’ve only played 10 games so far so there are plenty of games to play and we look in good shape. We just need to go back to work and carry on.”