It was the talking point that threatened to overshadow the Europa League final – but Baku’s foreign policy soon did for that.
Although, Petr Cech’s purported move back to Chelsea caused enough of a stir when he was linked with a sporting director role just before the final between the ‘keeper’s two London clubs.
Having rejoined Chelsea, Arsenal fans have been not so gratuitous in their response to Cech’s departure becoming official, as he ended his playing days conceding four goals to the club that employs him once again.
Cech spent four seasons at the Emirates Stadium, but for all the silverware he won in West London, just one FA Cup followed in Arsenal colours after Thibaut Courtois had forced him out of the Chelsea starting XI.
And with the Europa defeat still etched in the memories of the Arsenal fans, it seems as if any hope of thanking the goalkeeper for his efforts as a Gunner went out the window despite a battling personal performance in his final game as a professional while his new club eased to victory.
The bitterness may die down eventually, but these fans would have you believe Chelsea sold Arsenal a dud back in 2015:
rather have kept szczesny
— SLIME (@SLIMEMILLI) June 21, 2019
Cost us the Europa
— Dom ???????? (@GrDoxa) June 21, 2019
Was never really an arsenal player!!!
— AFC Gooner (@rikafc) June 21, 2019
Do one petr
— eddie (@edwardreidy1) June 21, 2019
Don’t think he ever left there
— Ebraheem ??????????? (@EbraheemAdel1) June 21, 2019
Honestly good luck to him but he was never committed to us. We all knew this was going to happen, he didn’t have Arsenal in his heart like he has Chelsea.
— Jameca (@InEmeryWeTrust2) June 21, 2019
Mixed feelings ????
— Ali Abbas Sultan Ahmed (@aliabbasahmed) June 21, 2019
He has been terrible at Arsenal why in gods name Wenger played him over Ospina is a great mystery. He should of made a move like this years ago because as a world class GK he hasn’t done it for years
— Chris Huitson (@Hui_88SAFC1) June 21, 2019
Was a poor signing for us
— El Greco (@AC12603425) June 21, 2019
Should’ve put in Leno instead of him in the final tbh
— CAE$AR???? (@Caesarent) June 21, 2019
Mission accomplished by the looks of it ????
— PieYourMash (@PieYourMash) June 21, 2019