15 Jan, 16:00
Goalkeeper Petr Cech has accepted blame for Bournemouth's equalizer in Arsenal's 2-1 loss on Sunday, saying he "should have done better."
Cech was beaten after he made an ill-timed run off his line as he attempted to intercept a cross toward Callum Wilson in the 70th minute. Wilson beat the Czech veteran to the ball and easily slotted home a leveller for the Cherries, who then netted a winner through Jordon Ibe four minutes later.
-Obviously, the first one I'm disappointed with because I thought I was going to cut the cross on time. Wilson arrived faster in front of me. It's a matter of split seconds, but I think I should have done better on that. The second one had an element of luck. It was a good long ball behind but it was everybody's ball and it fell right in front of the player and he managed to shoot it very hard and squeeze it through my body. In that one, we were a bit unlucky. They rode their luck, they worked very hard all day and in the end, they got a big reward."
The loss left Arsenal eight points outside the top four and still without a win in 2018.