Petr Cech Confident of Luck Coming to His Side

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech remains confident that his luck with regard to penalties will change eventually.


The former Chelsea goalkeeper has been going through a barren run in terms of saving penalties. He has failed to save none of the nine penalties he has faced since moving to Arsenal in 2015. However, he has not been in such a run prior to the move.Cech was the hero of the Champions League 2011-12 campaign for Chelsea, as he said some crucial penalties in the semi-final clash against Barcelona and in the final against Bayern Munich. He was also impressive in the shootout. Cech also saved a penalty from Kevin Prince Boetang in the FA Cup final of 2010.

His overall record stands at a 20% of the penalties saved. This is comparable with the likes of David de Gea, Thibaut Courtois and Hugo Lloris. These are some of the top goalkeepers in the Premier league alongsideCech. The latest disappointment forCech came in the game against Bournemouth when Callum Wilson managed to score against the Czech Republic shot stopper.

It ended up being costly for Arsenal as they could only manage a 3-3 draw with the club newly promoted from the Championship. The disappointment of the draw comes just days after losses against Everton and Manchester City in the Premier League.

“There are probably goalkeepers who just decide prior to the kick, I go right. I don’t know, because everybody can have a slightly different approach to it.But my approach has been working, until this season, quite well. But unfortunately the players keep their calm and manage to score against me this season. So hopefully there will be a moment when it reverses. You see the way they take the ball, how far they go off the ball, you can see whether they will shoot strong or whether they will place the ball,” said Cech.

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