Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea tweeted Petr Cech during Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool on Monday night, applauding the Gunners’ No. 1 for his superb individual display at the Emirates Stadium.
Cech, 33, made amends for his disappointing Premier League debut for Arsenal by producing several world-class saves to keep his side’s clean sheet intact against Liverpool.
The Czech Republic international made a point-blank save from Christian Benteke and produced another finger-tipped stop to deny Philippe Coutinho in the first half, before earning himself the Man of the Match award at the end of a pulsating goalless draw.
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Cech earned the plaudits from a host of current and former players on Twitter, including ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who tweeted: “Wow!! Top top saves by @PetrCech keeping Arsenal on the game...very good Liverpool tho.”
De Gea, meanwhile, hadn’t posted a single tweet in 10 days prior to this evening but clearly felt compelled to applaud the magnificent Cech - expressing his thoughts through the use of emojis.
Petr Cech already justifying his transfer fee
Without Cech, Arsenal would not have secured a valuable point against Liverpool this evening.
Performances like tonight’s is the primary reason why Arsene Wenger agreed to pay the £10 million Chelsea demanded to sign the veteran ‘keeper earlier this summer.
A significant upgrade on Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina, Cech is already well on the way to justifying his transfer fee.
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