Petr Cech believes that if it hadn’t been for the linesman and Michael Oliver’s mistake on Sunday afternoon, Arsenal might have managed to get something from their game against Manchester City.
At 2-1, after Alexandre Lacazette came on and scored in the 65th minute, Cech reckons that Arsenal could have gotten something from their match against City. However, when the offside goal was given, the goalkeeper believes it changed the game.
The goal was offside. David Silva was about a yard off when he received the ball and squared it to Gabriel Jesus, who was never going to miss without any defenders pressuring him, which they should have continued to do regardless of whether they thought the City players were offside or not.
The wrongly allowed goal did take the wind out of Arsenal’s sails so perhaps they could have equalised if it hadn’t been given. We’ll never know.
However, City were the better team and the penalty that Oliver awarded to the home side was probably correct, despite Arsene Wenger insisting it was a dive. It was soft, sure, but Nacho Monreal made contact and we know that’s all most attacking players need to go over these days.
It was a frustrating game but probably a fair result in the end when you look at the two teams’ performances.