'It's Wojciech Szczesny in a hat' - Petr Cech lambasted on Twitter after howlers
Petr Cech may have enjoyed a fine pre-season with Arsenal, but his Premier League debut did not start in the same invincible fashion.
Cheikhou Kouyate put West Ham in front with a header after Cech came charging out of his goal and totally missed the ball. While defenders Per Mertesacker and Nacho Monreal were at fault positionally, Cech should have done better when trying to get near the ball.
At half-time, Sky pundit Jamie Carragher said: "Cechs got to do better. You can't come flying out like that."
Things went from bad to worse for the former Chelsea man as he was caught out by Mauro Zarate's speculative effort from distance at the hour-mark.
Here is some of the best reaction to the goal:
It's Szczesny in a hat!— D (@danesayer) August 9, 2015
For Peter Cech's sake #afc need to pull this back....everyone's signing of the season coming with some indecision...— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) August 9, 2015
Roy Keane was right after all, Cech was taking a selfie pic.twitter.com/AJ7ircT4YO— Yoann (@YoannArsenal) August 9, 2015
Cech already finding out that life is a lot tougher when you don't have defenders like Terry, Cahill and Ivanovic in front of you— Simon Mullock (@MullockSMirror) August 9, 2015
Absolute howler from Cech. How has he let that in so easily? pic.twitter.com/G4yQizyK8u— Boylesports (@BoyleSports) August 9, 2015