Petr Cech’s first trip back to Stamford Bridge definitely could have gone better.

Despite playing well for most of the first half against Chelsea, a red card just before half time for Gabriel after to an altercation with the charming Diego Costa left us with only 10 men on the pitch.

Even then, it took the Blues until the 53rd minute to finally score from a set-piece, and then us going down to nine men after Cazorla also got sent off for them to score their second.

Speaking about his old club, Cech tried to remain as neutral as he possibly could while still wearing an Arsenal shirt and insisted that he didn’t see the incident that got Gabriel sent off but Chelsea simply took advantage of us being a man down.

“We played really well in the first half and that sending off changed the situation on the pitch,” said Cech.

“It’s up to the referee and his officials to make decisions. I can’t comment on it because I didn’t see the incident or what happened after.

“The important thing is that they had the one-man advantage for the second half and they took advantage of that.”

Presumably, the goalkeeper is referring to the red card that Gabriel received, which happened in the middle of the pitch, and not the incident with Kos, which more or less took place right in front of him…

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