Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised goalkeeper Petr Cech for improving from a poor performance the previous weekend against Brighton after picking up his 200th Premier League clean sheet yesterday (Sunday 11th March) against Watford.
Cech could have done much better in the fixture against Brighton however his performance against the former club of Nigeria's Odion Ighalo on Sunday reminded all of his star qualities; saving a second-half penalty from Troy Deeney.
He became the first goalkeeper to get 200 top flight clean sheets in the Premier League, setting the record in memorable fashion.
Arsenal claimed a much-needed victory and it was Cech who picked up the man of the match award.
Singing the praises of his goalkeeper, coach Wenger, who himself has been much criticized recently for Arsenal's poor performances, said: “I believe in two weeks, his situation shows how football is. In one week he goes from hell to heaven, and that’s how life can be.
But I like both situations, because in the first he showed a lot of humility and responsibility, and a record like that witnesses a lot of motivation and a huge degree of intelligence.
You don’t last so long in the game if you’re not intelligent. When you look what he has achieved, consistency is always the most difficult in life," he concluded.