Cech had a shocker against Chelsea [Tweets]

Arsenal thought that they have managed to pull off a coup when they signed Petr Cech from Chelsea a couple of years ago. The Czech goalkeeper has produced some brilliant displays during his time with the Gunners, but on many occasions, he has looked like a ghost of his former self. The experienced goalkeeper produced one of his worst performances for the Gunners in a crucial league encounter against his former employers today. The Gunners were second-best to their London rivals in the 3-1 defeat that was capped by Cech’s…

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Chelsea fans regret selling star player and want him back [Tweets]

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Chelsea sold their long-serving goalkeeper Petr Cech to Arsenal last summer. The Czech goalkeeper had fallen behind Thibaut Courtois in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and wanted a move to the North London club. He was granted his wish by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich due to his cordial relationship with the Blues. Cech seems to have settled quite well at the Emirates Stadium, while at the same time, Courtois has suffered from a drop in his form. Following the Belgian’s performance in the draw against West Ham, many Chelsea fans…

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Cech’s amazing record gives Arsenal hope

On Tuesday, Arsenal take on the mighty FC Barcelona in the round of 16 in the Champions League. The Gunners are the clear-cut underdogs against the Blaugrana. While there may be every reason to be a little daunted by the task ahead of them, the Gunners will be delighted to even be at this stage, having needed a terrific performance and a 3-0 victory away to Greek champions Olympiakos in order to make it through their group. No amount of preparation is enough against this Barcelona team, invariably. There is…

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Arsenal vs Chelsea – Premier League preview and team news

Arsenal will be hoping to finish another weekend leading the standings as they attempt to get the better of Chelsea for the first time in the Premier League since October 2011 and gain revenge for a controversial defeat at Stamford Bridge back in September. It is all very tight at the top, and with such expectation on Arsenal in a season where their fellow title hopefuls are dropping points on a regular basis, they are under pressure to continue leading the way. Two points from two very tough away matches…

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Arsenal vs Newcastle – Premier League preview and team news

Beginning the New Year as leaders of the Premier League on goal difference, Arsenal will remain there if they can win at home to struggling Newcastle United for the fifth season in succession. The performance had a few nervy aspects, but on the whole the Gunners responded to their Boxing Day hammering at Southampton in ideal fashion with a fairly comfortable win against Bournemouth. After Gabriel Paulista had scored his first goal for the club to give them a the lead, it was left to the wonderfully in-form Mesut Ozil to wrap…

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Arsenal vs Man United predicted line ups: Wenger to ring the changes while LVG sticks with winning formula

A look into how Manchester United will line up for the trip to Arsenal on Sunday. With Luke Shaw injured, usual makeshift left-back Daley Blind will have to move over into the centre to make way for Ashley Young. The 30-year-old has performed well for Louis van Gaal, if further back than he would have liked. However, Blind, now in the middle, will have to have his wits about him if he is to keep Alexis Sanchez quiet. The Chilean can turn even the most hardened centre-backs inside out, and…

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Arsenal gossip: Man United star lays into Ozil but in form Spanish forward closes in on move

Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Arsenal won’t win anything with Mesut Ozil and his performance against Olympiacos was both ‘dishonest’ and a ‘disgrace’, says ex-Manchester United man Johnny Giles, the Metro reports. The former Real Madrid midfielder has come in for criticism following the Gunners’ 3-2 defeat and former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp said the German international was ‘pathetic’ during the loss. Arsene Wenger reacted furiously yesterday when his record at Arsenal was questioned, the Daily Star reports. The Frenchman bristled as he was constantly reminded of keeper…

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Arsenal gossip: Wenger set for double £23.3m raid and Cech to be restored to starting XI

Thursday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumours. Arsenal have reportedly entered the transfer race to sign Ajax forward Viktor Fischer, the Metro reports. The 21-year-old plays predominantly from the left wing, but can also play on the right or up front. Arsene Wenger is set to drop David Ospina and restore Petr Cech to the side for Arsenal’s crunch Champions League clashes, according to the Daily Express. Wenger’s decision making was questioned after he dropped Cech for the 3-2 defeat to Oympiakos on Tuesday evening. Arsenal centre-back Per Mertesacker admitted…

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Arsenal gossip: Ozil’s agent hints at future exit, and Wenger set to continue goalkeeper rotation

Here is Friday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Mesut Ozil’s agent has hinted that the German would want to join Fenerbahce at the end of the season, but only if he decided to leave the Emirates, according to the Metro. Ozil is a fan of the Turkish side, but Erkut Sogul insisted that he is not thinking about leaving at the moment. “At the end of the day it is a huge club and I think Ozil would say yes to an offer if it came down to it but…

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Best Premier League summer signing XI: Man United and Arsenal new boys almost the most exciting

This summer saw Premier League clubs spend more money than ever before, and for all that cash spent, it brought in some serious quality. Below, we’ve charted the best business of another crazy summer of spending to compile the best XI to join Premier League clubs. See what you think… GK: Petr Cech Chelsea to Arsenal, £11m Though the veteran stopper may have got off to a shaky start at The Emirates, there’s no doubt that he’ll prove an unmitigated success. In him, Arsenal finally have the world class ‘keeper…

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Top 50 players on FIFA 16 REVEALED: Man United FLOP, Chelsea skipper and Arsenal DUO included between 50-41

Now the transfer window is shut, football fans will be waiting for the launch of the latest FIFA game where they will be able to try out their team’s newest signings alongside the club’s current stars. To whet your appetite for the game’s release, here are the players ranked between 50 and 41 on FIFA 16: 50. Angel Di Maria 85 Despite a difficult season at Manchester United, the Paris Saint-Germain winger is still considered to be one of the best players in the world in FIFA’s eyes. 49. Petr Cech…

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Newcastle vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

Arsenal will be keen to improve on their indifferent start to the season with a win away to Newcastle United, who they have beaten on each of their last three visits to Tyneside. Holding Manchester United to a goalless draw in their last game represented a very pleasing response from Steve McClaren’s men to what was a poor showing at Swansea City the previous week. Early on it seemed that they would cave in under relentless pressure from the Red Devils, but once the storm was ridden they more than held their…

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Leaked images of Arsenal squad in FIFA 16: Alexis, Cech and Rambo all look insanely lifelike

Waiting for the latest title in the FIFA game series to be released is often agonising, and being the tail end of August the wait is almost over. And one lucky chap has managed to plug that gap by the FIFA 16 beta, which some users have been fortunate enough to get access to. Twitter user @Blindihno has managed to leak the images of a section of the Arsenal squad ahead of the new release, and we must say, we’re impressed by their likeness. Petr Cech, Alexis Sanchez, Hector Bellerin…

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Arsenal gossip: Ball in Gunners’ court over Benzema move, and Wenger questions Liverpool’s decision to sell Raheem Sterling

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: According to the Daily Star, a Real Madrid insider claims that Karim Benzema is open to an Arsenal move, but it is up to the Gunners to make a bid if they want to land the 27-year-old. “It’s up to Arsenal to fight for Karim with a big offer,” the insider suggested. Ahead of the two sides’ clash tonight, Arsene Wenger has admitted that he’s surprised that Liverpool decided to sell Raheem Sterling this summer, and didn’t feel that the 20-year-old was…

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Crystal Palace vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

After going down to a thoroughly unexpected home loss to West Ham United on opening weekend, Arsenal are targeting their first points of the season against another London club, Crystal Palace. A convincing success at Norwich City suggested that the Eagles are continuing to go places and look a good bet to improve on last season’s final placing of 10th. Although fortunate not to be pegged back to 2-2, they played with the authority of an established Premier League side, proving clinical in front of goal and coming up with…

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Chelsea news: Everton bracing themselves for third John Stones bid, while Baba Rahman’s move imminent

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: Everton are bracing themselves for a third bid from Jose Mourinho’s men for John Stones, according to the Daily Mail. The Blues have already had offers of £20m and £26m rejected by the Toffees. Baba Rahman’s move to Stamford Bridge is set to be announced in the very near future, according to the Metro. Chelsea had reportedly had a £17.5m offer turned down by Augsburg recently, but it appears that they have now reached an agreement. Steve McClaren has reportedly warned Chelsea…

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(Tweets) Fans react as Petr Cech endures nightmare Premier League debut for Arsenal

When Petr Cech signed for Arsenal, many football supporters felt that he may be the man that helps the Gunners’ end their wait for the Premier League title. However, based on his first showing for the north London side in the top flight, their wait may be about to go on for a while longer. Arsene Wenger’s side had been in charge for much of the first-half against West Ham, but a free-kick two minutes before the break allowed Slaven Bilic’s men the chance to test Cech for the first time.…

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(Video) Petr Cech mistake helps West Ham to a surprise lead against Arsenal at half-time, and he does little better for the second

West Ham had Petr Cech to thank after his eagerness to get to a Dimitri Payet free-kick allowed Cheikhou Kouyate’s header to give the away side the lead against Arsenal. The former Chelsea man came flying out towards the penalty spot as Payet’s delivery curled behind the Gunners’ back-line. However, as the 33-year-old dived to punch the ball away, Kouyate got to the ball first and comfortably tucked his effort into the centre of the goal to give Slaven Bilic’s men a surprise lead at the break. And just when Cech thought his…

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Arsenal v West Ham confirmed line-ups: Petr Cech to make Premier League debut for Gunners

Community Shield winners Arsenal kick-off their new Premier League campaign against the team that were the first ever away side to leave the Emirates Stadium with three points. The big – but unsurprising – news is that Petr Cech will make his first league start for the Gunners. The other big news coming from the north London side is that Arsene Wenger has decided to start with Olivier Giroud up front, while Theo Walcott is left on the bench. Wenger is without two key men for the clash against the Hammers, with Jack…

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Arsenal’s 2015/16 first-team squad numbers list: Petr Cech to wear no. 33, but no. 9 vacant

Arsenal have unveiled their full list of squad shirt numbers on their official website ahead of the new Premier League season, and unsurprisingly, the big news surrounds Petr Cech. The former Chelsea stopper will wear the number 33 this season, despite Wojciech Szczesny’s departure meaning that the number one has been vacated for the duration of his loan spell. David Ospina will continue to wear 13, while Emiliano Martinez – who impressed in the Emirates Cup – will wear 26. Lukas Podolski’s move to Galatasaray also means that the number nine…

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Arsenal predicted XI: Cech to face old club in Community Shield clash

Arsenal will be looking to push on this season, and an early season glass raiser against Chelsea would certainly go a long way to making sure they get off on the right foot. Here is how we think they will line up against Chelsea on Sunday at Wembley. GK: Petr Cech Facing his former club for the first time, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of reception he will receive from the Chelsea fans. RB: Hector Bellerin The Spanish youngster finished the previous campaign as the club’d first choice…

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Arsenal gossip: THIRD Gooner extends deal and club announce striker departure

Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Arsene Wenger has backed Petr Cech to emulate Edwin van der Sar and turn Arsenal into Premier League champions, the Daily Mirror reports. Dutch keeper van der Sar was 34 when he joined Manchester United ten years ago and helped them win four titles and the Champions League. Arsene Wenger stayed away from the beach this summer – and spent his break at the Arsenal training ground plotting the overthrow of champions Chelsea, the Daily Star reports. The Gunners boss is convinced this…

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Arsenal gossip: Gunners willing to pay Busquets’ wages, and Bayern forward wanted

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: The Gunners are reportedly willing to meet Sergio Busquets’ wage demands as they try to bring the Barcelona man to the Emirates, the Metro report. Arsenal are willing to offer the holding midfielder £140,000 a week to complete a switch to the Premier League. Arsene Wenger has decided that should he miss out on signing Real Madrid man Karim Benzema, he will go after Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, the Daily Star report. Los Blancos want to keep the Frenchman, so a…

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Arsenal midfielder THANKS Jose Mourinho for letting new signing join rivals

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has admitted that Jose Mourinho has done the Gunners a surprising favour after allowing Petr Cech to move to the Emirates this summer, the Daily Star report. “He’s a competitor and usually doesn’t like to sell any players to his rivals. But it’s a good favour for us and now we have to take advantage. It’s a top signing,” he said. The 31-year-old believes that the arrival of the former Chelsea stopper is the kind of signing that will help Arsene Wenger’s men challenge for the…

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Arsenal closing in on deal to sign Chelsea goalkeeping coach wanted by Petr Cech

Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Chelsea goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon, after the Blues decided to let him go, according to the Metro. The Metro report that there had been speculation that following Petr Cech’s move to the Emirates earlier in the summer, Lollichon would also be moving across the capital to follow his long-time colleague. He first worked with the 33-year-old at French side Rennes, where he remained for three years after the Czech international moved to Stamford Bridge. However, after a recommendation from his…

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