Cech in social media spat with Bayer Leverkusen

first_imgBut the former Chelsea star almost scored one of the most embarrassing own goals of all-time in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat against the Premier League champions.Cech attempted a pass across the face of his own goal that almost crept into his unguarded goal to the horror of new Arsenal boss Unai Emery.Leverkusen’s English account picked up on Cech’s narrow escape, replying to one tweet highlighting the error.“We might know a guy…” they tweeted, seemingly suggesting their former number one Leno would be more adept at implementing Emery’s vision of passing out from the defence.That was followed by a video of Leno playing out from the back in a game for the German side, with the caption: “In case you were all wondering how to play out from the back…”Retweeted over 2,200 times, plenty of supporters of both clubs found the reply humorous, but Cech took to Twitter to post a reply on Monday evening, criticising the post.“@Arsenal we share important values which make us a big club not only on the football side. Fair competition, professionalism and sportsmanship are the biggest ones you teach young footballers and it’s sad to see when other clubs don’t share the same values. @bayer04_en ,” Cech wrote.Leverkusen’s account replied to Cech’s tweet soon after – saying their original “joke” had been taken more personally than it should have been.It read: “Hi Petr. It seems our joke about wanting to see Leno, our former player, in action has been taken a bit more harshly/personally than intended. It was only a bit of banter. We’re all for the values you’ve stated and wish you and your big club all the best. Nice 1v1 save on Aguero!”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s Petr Cech was involved in a Twitter feud © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 13 – Petr Cech became embroiled in a social media spat with Bayer Leverkusen after the Bundesliga club’s Twitter account mocked an error made by the Arsenal goalkeeper against Manchester City.Cech was selected to face City on Sunday ahead of new Arsenal signing Bernd Leno, who joined the Gunners from Leverkusen in the close season.last_img read more

Solskjaer has made Man Utd ‘very dangerous’: Arsenal’s Emery

first_imgArsenal drew 2-2 with United at Old Trafford in the Premier League last month, shortly before Mourinho was sacked as manager after a wretched run of results.Since then, Solskjaer, hired from Molde as interim boss, has overseen seven successive wins in all competitions.Solskjaer’s approach has won over a United squad that grew tired of Mourinho’s spikey personality, and Emery is suitably impressed.“It’s a different team. It’s the same players but they’re playing with a big performance now,” Emery told reporters on Wednesday.“I was watching their last matches and each player has a lot of confidence, with big performances, and now they are very dangerous.“For us, it’s good because it’s a very big test for us in this competition.”Arsenal’s preparation for the United clash included a team-building paintball trip, but it has been a difficult few days for the club.It was announced on Monday that head of recruitment Sven Mislintat will leave next month having only been at Arsenal for a little over a year.A day later, Gunners right-back Hector Bellerin learned he could miss up to nine months after suffering ruptured knee ligaments in the 2-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday.Emery was asked about both issues and believes Arsenal should take their time in appointing a successor to Mislintat, with Roma’s director of football Monchi linked to a similar role in north London.Asked if it was important to swiftly find a replacement for Mislintat, Emery replied: “Maybe if you do this recruitment very quickly, maybe you can make a mistake.“I think it’s better to do without that, being calm and also finding the best possible person to do this job like we want.“I think the club is working on that. It’s not my issue. I can say the same: if the club decided to sign one sporting director, then I will agree with them.”Bellerin will undergo surgery and could miss the start of next season given the severity of the damage to his knee.“We were sad and we are sad now after his injury,” Emery added.“I think this year is very difficult for big injuries like Hector, Rob Holding and (Danny) Welbeck. But football is like that.“We need to treat these injuries like a normality in football, but we are very sad for that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Unai Emery admits Manchester United are a more difficult opponent under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 23 – Arsenal manager Unai Emery says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made Manchester United a much more dangerous team since taking over from Jose Mourinho.Emery’s side host United in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday and the Spaniard expects a stern test from Solskjaer’s revitalised team.last_img read more