Europa League: Petr Cech reveals who caused Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Rennes

Arsenal goalkeeper, Petr Cech has blamed Unai Emery’s men, following their 3-1 defeat to Rennes in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Goals from Benjamin Bourigeaud, Nancho Monreal and Ismaila Sarr gave Rennes all three points against Arsenal.

However, Alex Iwobi did score for Unai Emery’s men at the Roazhon Park Stadium.

Cech blamed Arsenal players for conceding three goals against the hosts, adding that the Gunners made it a little bit harder for themselves.
“The turning point was the red card because they managed to score from the resulting free-kick,” Cech was quoted by Arsenal’s official website as saying.
“When we went down to 10 men in the first half, it became a lot more difficult.

“We were unlucky with the second goal because it was an own goal from a deflection, but I thought we were still in the game.
“I think the biggest disappointment is the third goal because at 2-1, you go home and you know that there’s a result where you’ve scored away at home, and you can overcome it. We can still overcome a two-goal deficit because, in the end, the goal we scored might play a big part, but we made it a little bit harder for ourselves.”
Cech added: “We need to try to find a way to defend well and I thought we did that really well. They had the advantage because they were fresher as they didn’t have any games over the weekend.

“We had to dig deep and with the unlucky second goal, you go and think we’ll take 2-1 because maybe there will be an opportunity to score to make it 2-2. Then we lost 3-1, which is a bit of a complication.”
Arsenal will tackle Manchester United this weekend in the Premier League fixture at the Emirates.

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