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Cech: Arsenal are going to have to ‘learn the hard way’

Goalkeeper says there were 'positives' in defeat at Chelsea

24 August, 2018 — By Steve Barnett

PETR Cech says Arsenal are going to have to “learn the hard way” this season, but insists that, judging by what he has already seen, results will improve quickly.

New head coach Unai Emery saw his team follow the defeat against Manchester City in their opening game with a 3-2 loss against Chelsea on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

Cech said he was confident that the Gunners were “going to take at least a point” from the match after seeing them come from 2-0 down to level the scores.

But Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso had other ideas as he scored a late winner.

Cech, however, said that the defeat wasn’t all doom and gloom. “We come away with no points, but we have a lot of positives,” he said. “It’s not been easy, but sometimes that’s the way it is and you learn the hard way. “We improved again from the last game against City, and having seen the work that we put in every day and the way that the team is responding to the things we’re doing, I’m pretty positive that we are on the right way to improve.”

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