Jamie Carragher thinks Petr Čech is no longer a great goalkeeper, and says the Arsenal veteran should have done better against Manchester City on Sunday.
The Gunners lost 3-1, but there was nothing Cech could do about the third goal, as a blatant offside allowed David Silva to play Gabriel Jesus in for a tap-in from close range.
City’s second goal of the game was the 13th penalty the former Chelsea man has conceded for Arsenal. He’s yet to save one.
That drew a lot of criticism from Arsenal fans, but it was the first goal that Jamie Carragher was critical of. He told Sky Sports: “Petr Cech should save that. I think he is one of the great goalkeepers in the Premier League, but now he’s just a good goalkeeper,” reports The Sun.
Cech did manage to get a hand to Kevin De Bruyne’s left-footed shot, but couldn’t keep it out. The other Sky pundits pointed to the fact that the ball went through Laurent Koscielny’s legs, which meant the Arsenal goalkeeper saw it late and couldn’t dive straight away.
However, it was still frustrating watching Ederson make a key save from Aaron Ramsey just before half time when he had a similarly small amount of time to react.
Čech did make a few good saves on the day, the best of which probably came from his own player when Koscielny almost scored an own goal, but he couldn’t pull off the save the Gunners needed him to make when it mattered most.