‘He was in hell last week’ – Wenger gives the truth on this Arsenal star after Watford game
Arsene Wenger has given his thoughts on arguably the man of the show on Sunday, Petr Cech, after the Gunners’ 3-0 victory over Watford.
Arsenal returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Sunday, courtesy of a 3-0 thrashing of Watford at the Emirates stadium.
It was game which saw Petr Cech get back into the starting eleven after being left out of the trip to AC Milan in the Europa League last Thursday.
The former Chelsea shot-stopper had waited for several weeks to reach what would be a record total of 200 clean sheets in the Premier League.
And on Sunday, Cech produced a rare penalty-kick save against Troy Deeney to secure that clean sheet record he had been waiting for.
His performance came a week after a frustrating display against Brighton which saw him concede two soft goals.
Thus, Wenger could only reflect on the quick change in fortunes for the veteran goalkeeper after he finally reached his remarkable feat on Sunday.
“Petr Cech shows a little bit how quickly things change in football.” the Arsenal manager said
“He was in hell last week and in heaven today.
“But, I would like to personally congratulate him for a remarkable achievement. I have a huge respect for consistency.
“It shows a huge level of motivation and intelligence, and he shows plenty of that.”