Arsene Wenger backs Petr Cech after horror Arsenal debut against West Ham

Cech to blame for both goals in 2-0 defeat on Premier League opener

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Arsene Wenger has backed under-pressure goalkeeper Petr Cech to bounce back after a nightmare debut for Arsenal.

The Czech, 33, was to blame for both goals as Arsenal fell to a 2-0 defeat in the first Premier League game of the season.

Cech, bought from Chelsea for £10million, was expected to help Arsenal finally mount a serious bid for the title, with pundits and players claiming that he was worth at least 10 points to the side this season.

Speaking at his press conference ahead of Sunday's match with Crystal Palace, Wenger expects Cech to recover.

"He analyses very well," the Frenchman said of the Czech. "He's a bright man and he knows that it is down to how well he responds."

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