Petr Cech finds support from West Ham keeper Adrian after Arsenal errors lead to defeat, calling him 'one of the best ever'

Cech partially to blame for both goals as Gunners lost 2-0

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Petr Cech has earned the support of West Ham goalkeeper Adrian after his two mistakes cost Arsenal dearly at the Emirates on Sunday.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper was described as 'Wojciech Szczesny in a hat' as he was at fault for both of West Ham's goals in a 2-0 defeat.

Cech took to Twitter after the game to apologise to fans and brush off vast criticism of his debut performance for the Gunners.


"First game like this was not in the script - Mistake and no points but tomorrow is another day to get ready for the next game!" he wrote.

But Adrian leapt to the defence of the Arsenal man, also on Twitter, writing: "you better than anyone else know our life! Pleasure to have some words with one of the best keepers ever!"

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also refused to single Cech out for criticism, instead stating that only a handful of players impressed.

"I haven't spoken to him (Cech) yet," Wenger told reporters. "I can't see many individual convincing performances today so it's difficult to single someone out.

"It was a collective one. I think there are many things to say about that. I knew that if the delivery was good, we would be in trouble before the free kick was taken.

"We have enough experience at the back. If you look at our back line, I think the youngest age is 30."