Unai Emery saluted Petr Cech following the Arsenal goalkeeper’s superb display screen set the phase for Sunday’s 2- win about Everton.
Emery’s side were below the cosh in the initial half at the Emirates Stadium, but Cech came to their rescue with a collection of wonderful saves.
Acquiring survived Everton‘s opening salvo, the Gunners clinched their fourth successive Premier League victory many thanks to 2nd half goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Lacazette’s elegant strike will stand the take a look at of time, but Aubameyang’s was much more fortuitous as the Gabon ahead was evidently offside.
Whilst the predatory variety of Arsenal‘s strikers was encouraging for Emery, the Gunners boss was much more heartened by his team’s initial clean-sheet of the season.
It was a properly-timed display from Cech following the former Chelsea star was changed by pre-season signing Bernd Leno for Thursday’s Europa League win about Vorskla Poltava.
Emery’s determination sparked claims Cech was on the way out, but the Arsenal captain experienced other concepts as he rolled back the many years with a vintage performance.
“We are very satisfied with the goalkeepers. Petr has big expertise and big top quality. He has began the season very properly,” Emery claimed.
“He is doing like we want and nowadays he confirmed us he is very properly.
“I am astonished there are a good deal of concerns about Cech, for the reason that in the pre-season and in the initial matches with us he played properly.
“Leno is serene. He understands he is performing properly but Petr Cech is doing properly.
“Leno will boost and master with us. He has a big long run.”
Cech, 36, included: “Everton developed a good deal of possibilities in the initial half and we experienced to adhere with each other.
“I am delighted with the overall performance and the clean sheet. I experienced a good deal to do nowadays and I experienced to aid the team continue to be in the game.
“As an skilled player, you have to do your portion.”
Cech’s heroics laid the foundation for Arsenal‘s burst of two goals in a few minutes, but it could have been unique if Emery experienced been faster with a prepared substitution.
He was about to take off Lacazette just before the French striker notched his superb 2nd goal of the season in the 56th minute.
“It is not important, maybe yes!,” Emery claimed with a grin when questioned if he was set to substitute Lacazette.
Arsenal are up to sixth place in the Premier League, a welcome sight following the gloom that followed their two-game losing streak at the start of Emery’s reign.
Even so, Emery acknowledged there is nonetheless plenty of home for improvement.
“We want to handle much more. Above all in the initial half, we give them the ball. We conceded two or a few important possibilities,” he claimed.
“But we spoke at half-time about how to quit them and we experienced far better positions when Everton attacked.
“Also we experienced to aid each other and drive much more. I believe we only conceded a single possibility following that.”
Everton‘s 2nd successive defeat still left them without having a win at Arsenal because 1996.
Their manager Marco Silva was disappointed with his side’s failure to take their possibilities and similarly offended about Aubameyang’s offside goal.
“It is really a disappointing result. We deserved much more. It didn’t reflect what happened on the pitch,” Silva claimed.
“We experienced a few or 4 clear possibilities. It began in the initial minute with a a single v a single against Petr Cech.
“It is really clear the 2nd goal is offside. It is really really discouraging.
“It is really clear in which the player who scored the goal is. He is offside.”