Cech: The problem we are having
Petr Cech has picked out what the Arsenal team is currently lacking after this weekend’s disappointing result against Middlesbrough.
The former Chelsea goalkeeper was in fine form between the sticks, making a string of superb saves which prevented Aitor Karanka’s side from snatching more than a point from their trip to the Emirates stadium.
Despite boasting a staggering 75% of possession, Arsenal were comfortably held at bay by Middlesbrough who managed to out-shoot Arsene Wenger’s men 11-9.
Thus, Cech has called for his teammates in attack to be more clinical than they were on Saturday.
“We had a lot of possession but I think we rushed a little bit in the final third,” Cech told Arsenal Player.
“We could have kept our cool better in the final third to find a better pass, to have better opportunities to score. We had a few shots where the goalkeeper did very well but in the end we didn’t find the goal – which is a shame.
“Overall, they had plenty of chances as well so I think we have to say maybe a draw is a fair result.”
Cech added that he expected the Gunners to take advantage of Middlesbrough’s missed opportunities at the other end.
“When they had their chances and they didn’t take them I thought that we were going to punish them for that,” he said. “We had 45 minutes in the second half to find the goal, but we lost a little bit of our calm in the last third which is unlike us.”