Aaron Ramsey and Petr Cech are both looking forward to Arsenal’s match against Crystal Palace on Sunday. Both players are looking to make amends for Arsenal’s poor start to the season after the Gunner’s 2-0 loss to West Ham.
Immediately following Sundays match, Cech tweeted:
First game like this was not in the script – Mistake and no points ? but tomorrow is another day to get ready for the next game ! ? #COYG
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) August 9, 2015
Cech was at fault for West Ham’s second goal after he was wrong footed and failed to set himself properly for what should have been a fairly standard save. The Czech international was somewhat at fault for the first goal but most of the blame should be given to the defense.
In typical Arsenal fashion, the defensive line was unorganized for a set piece. Cech came out to claim the cross but was beaten to the ball by Cheikhou Kouyate who nodded the ball home in an empty net. If Cech hadn’t come out to claim the ball, Kouyate would still have had a free header and would likely have scored. This morning Ramsey tweeted a message in which his confidence in the team’s ability to perform this season was made quite clear.
Disappointed about Sunday but remain positive that it’ll be a successful season. Must bounce back and return to winning ways this weekend — Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) August 11, 2015
Last time Arsenal lost the season opener was two years ago when they opened the 2013/2014 season with a 3-1 loss to Aston Villa. After that loss, the club went on a remarkable run and was top of the table for the majority of the season, only to falter at the end of year due to a rash of injuries to key players.
Arsenal has a history under Arsene Wenger of responding well to poor results. This season, Arsenal has the depth to deal with injuries and have an experienced squad who have won two FA Cups in a row, and understand what it takes to win.