By 90Min
October 24, 2017

On Sunday, Arsenal managed to secure their first away win of the season at Goodison Park with a comprehensive attacking display, beating Everton 5-2. However, it is not the attacking aspect of Arsene Wenger's side that came in for criticism from a selection of their loyal supporters. 

As reported in the Club's independent publication Red London many of their own fans were disgruntled with their veteran goalkeeper's performance some making him accountable for both of the Merseysider's goals.  

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When Cech first signed for the Emirates club from London rivals Chelsea in June 2015 for a reported £11m fee it was recognised, within the football world, that this was without doubt an extremely astute signing by Wenger. 

Finally, Arsenal had signed a world class goalkeeper to replace German international Jens Lehmann who would improve the side and make them more of a league title threat to their immediate adversaries. 

However, in more recent performances the Gunners' faithful it seems have started to lose confidence in the Czech international and even questioned whether he should be the club's current number one. 

The defence, in recent seasons, has never really escaped criticism but now that finger of blame seems to be pointing firmly towards the Arsenal stopper. 

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Wayne Rooney's opening goal for Everton was a terrific strike, although some Arsenal fans believed Cech could have done more, making a better effort to make the save, which seems a little over critical. 

However, it was Everton's second goal from a weak back pass from Nacho Monreal, which allowed Oumar Niasse to grab a consolation having dispossessed Cech which caused a lot of angst. 


Especially, after he nearly got caught in similar circumstances during the first half, but Cech managed to scramble the ball clear after being indecisive with his decision making. 

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Cech is a reliable performer which he has proved during his 13 seasons in the Premier League, the top keepers are the ones that make the least mistakes and earn their team points over the course of a season. 


David Ospina, Arsenal's Number two, will start against Norwich City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night. These mistakes might just provide that timely opportunity for the Colombian international to remind Wenger that he has an able deputy waiting patiently on the side lines for his chance to shine. 

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