Arsenal’s season plunged into further chaos as the Gunners slumped to an embarrassing 1-2 loss at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday and veteran custodian Petr Cech took to Twitter to hold his hands up for the two glaring errors he made which directly led to the hosts racing into a 2-0 lead at the Amex Stadium.
If you want to win a game away of home in the best league in the world your GK can’t concede 2 goals like I did today … it’s simply not possible … The team fought back but the damage was done .
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) March 4, 2018
Cech came out to catch/punch a corner in the seventh minute but failed to get any sort of contact on the ball and Brighton defender Shane Duffy would head back across goal for Lewis Dunk to slam home from inside six years to give the Premier League newcomers the lead.
And the second goal didn’t see the Czech Republic keeper cover himself in glory either as Brighton forward Glenn Murray headed the ball under his body in the 37th minute to double the hosts’ advantage.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would reduce the deficit with a smart finish just before the interval, but the Gunners were unable to even grab a draw as they lost an away league game for the eighth time this season.
The 35-year-old custodian had a sub-par display 1-3 loss to Swansea earlier in the season and he posted a similar apology on social media but it didn’t go down well with the majority of the Gunners faithful who felt the experienced shot-stopper was over the hill and similar sentiments were echoed on Sunday night as well.
After their fourth loss on the trot (all competitions), the North Londoners are reeling and it remains to be seen if they can turn their season around now.
Effectively out of the top-four race in the Premier League, Arsene Wenger’s men are only competing for silverware on one front—the UEFA Europa League.
They face a resurgent AC Milan side in the round-of-16 this week and the Premier League outfit are very much the underdogs.