Arsene Wenger revealed that he was unhappy with Petr Cech’s decision making at the end of Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City yesterday afternoon, report the official Arsenal website.
Cech perhaps should have done better with Raheem Sterling’s winner. The Czech goalkeeper will likely be disappointed to have been beaten at his near post, irrespective of the quality of Sterling’s finish.
Wenger appeared to have no qualms with Cech’s inability to deny Sterling, however. Instead he revealed to the club’s website that his disappointment stemmed from Cech playing a short free-kick to Mesut Ozil in the dying seconds, opposed to launching it into the penalty area one last time: “I was upset because I don’t see with 20 seconds to go why you would play a short free-kick when you could get the ball in the box.”
Yesterday’s defeat rounded off a terrible week for the Gunners, after they also lost against Everton midweek. Two consecutive defeats have seen them slip nine points behind leaders Chelsea, and with the form the Blues are in at the moment, they are going to need a miracle to win the title.