When Petr Cech is old and he’s asked to name the worst day of his life, it wouldn’t be surprising if August 14, 2016 is mentioned by the goalkeeper.
Not only did he concede four goals during Arsenal’s 4-3 opening weekend defeat to Liverpool, but he also crashed his car whilst leaving the car park.
The Czech Republic international drove his £60,000 Audi A7 into a pillar in the Emirates car park when attempting to exit the ground.
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Cech’s careless driving left a pretty hefty dent in his front bumper and is likely to set him back a fair few pounds.
And the shot-stopper has attempting to explain exactly what happened during the incident.
“What happened is that I hit a pillar, that’s the reality,” he told the club’s official website.
“How it happened is hard to say, it was just one of those days where nothing is really happening.
“We were just getting out of the car park just talking about the game and suddenly I just heard, ‘Hey be careful!’ and that was it.
“Nothing happened to anyone, it was just the car, I had a [friend there], he’s probably not happy with me, but everybody else was fine, we were going very slowly.
“Obviously, in a car park you can’t go any faster than a few miles an hour so that was the lucky part of it.”
On the pitch
On the pitch, Cech and his side succumbed to yet another opening weekend defeat.
The Gunners had taken the lead through Theo Walcott - just minutes after he missed a penalty - but found themselves 4-1 down after a Philippe Coutinho brace, Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane all beat Cech.
Goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers set up a nervy finish but Arsene Wenger’s team lost their third Premier League opener in four years.
Cech will be hoping for a much better than this weekend when they travel to champions Leicester.
Like Arsenal, the Foxes lost their opening match of the season after a disappointing 2-1 loss to newly-promoted Hull City.
At least with it being an away game, Cech won’t have any chance of crashing his car on the way home from the match.
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