Petr Cech may have enjoyed a fine pre-season with Arsenal, but his Premier League debut did not start in the same invincible fashion, with the goalkeeper culpable for both West Ham goals.
Cheikhou Kouyate put the Hammers in front with a header after Cech came charging out of his goal and totally missed the ball. While defenders Per Mertesacker and Nacho Monreal were at fault positionally, Cech should have done better when trying to get near the ball.
Then for West Ham's second, he got nowhere near Mauro Zarate's seemingly tame long-range effort.
At half-time, Sky pundit Jamie Carragher said of the first goal: "Cech's got to do better. You can't come flying out like that."
Here is some of the best reaction to the goals:
It's Szczesny in a hat!D (@danesayer) August 9, 2015
For Peter Cech's sake #afc need to pull this back....everyone's signing of the season coming with some indecision...Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) August 9, 2015
Roy Keane was right after all, Cech was taking a selfie pic.twitter.com/AJ7ircT4YOYoann (@YoannArsenal) August 9, 2015
Petr Cech: Has committed his first error that has led directly to a goal in the Premier League since December 2013 (vs Stoke) #ARSWHUWhoScored.com (@WhoScored) August 9, 2015
Cech already finding out that life is a lot tougher when you don't have defenders like Terry, Cahill and Ivanovic in front of youSimon Mullock (@MullockSMirror) August 9, 2015
Reality Cech.Liverpool Family (@lfc_family) August 9, 2015
Cech signed for Arsenal for £11m from Chelsea this summer.
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