Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Iwobi Stars, Cech Keeps 200th Clean Sheet As Arsenal Stay Sixth

Iwobi Stars, Cech Keeps 200th Clean Sheet As Arsenal Stay Sixth

Speaking to Sky Sports' Alex Scott, Smith said after the game: "It's the situation at the club - there's a lot of unhappiness, a lot of lethargy, I'd say".

Wenger also feels Cech has to be considered one of the best Premier League goalkeepers ever.

Up stepped Deeney but he saw his spot kick saved as Cech dived slightly to his right to save his first penalty for the club.

Arsenal didn't have to wait long as five minutes later Mustafi headed the ball into the bottom left corner from a Mesut Ozil cross.

Goals from Shkodran Mustafi, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured it was a comfortable afternoon but it could have been slightly more problematic had Troy Deeney converted his penalty.

Following the match, Arsenal took to Twitter to relay that the team accomplished three premier league milestones, subsequently adding more feathers to the players' and teams' cap.


Over his years of service for the Blues, Cech collected several records in quick fashion before passing the torch to young keeper Thibaut Courtois in his last season at Stamford Bridge, leaving SW6 as a Premier League and League Cup victor to then join Arsenal in the summer of 2015.

Arsenal are sixth in the league with 48 points and face an uphill task to qualify for next season's Champions League by finishing in the top four.

The former Czech worldwide saved Troy Deeney's penalty to become the first ever Premier League goalkeeper to go 200 games without conceding, after Ainsley Maitland-Niles' clumsy challenge on Roberto Pereyra inside the Arsenal box. Jack Wilshere played him in but the forward's goal bound shot was saved by Karnezis. They hold a 2-0 lead against Milan and will host the Serie A giants in the second leg on Thursday.

"In the second half we created more chances, but after their second goal it was very hard for us".

"We're always playing for those who come and support us, who are really supporting us, they are real fans who are not just coming to the stadium when we are winning, we have nothing to say". It gets us out of a negative spiral [after] a tough week. "But after what happened in that week (against City) it's a bit understandable".

"Overall, we did very well".

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