Hector Bellerin has lauded Petr Cech as ‘probably the best goalkeeper’ in the Premier League as he again touched on the confidence the 33-year-old instills in Arsenal’s defenders.
The Czech keeper registered his tenth Premier League clean sheet of the season – more than any other keeper in the division – as he kept Stoke at bay with a series of fine saves to ensure the Gunners escaped from the from the Britannia Stadium with a point.
Speaking after the game about the Cech’s calming influence, Bellerin told Arsenal Player: “We try to stop all the shots but when they manage to get some on target then they have another man to beat and that is tough for them.
“They were great saves and it is very important to have a solid goalkeeper and Petr Cech is one of the best. I think he has given us that confidence at the back.
“It helps that this is a solid team defensively [that] has played a lot of teams together, and that you have probably the best goalkeeper in the league playing for you.
“Not long ago he broke the record of clean sheets so you can see that when you look back that the goal is covered by a great player and that is very important for us. We are very happy to have him.
“I think the team defended really well as a unit and Petr made some great saves which were very important. A lot of big teams have lost at this ground and at the end of the day it is a point that could matter a lot at the end of the year.”
In total, Cech made five saves yesterday, denying Spanish striker Joselu on three occasions including in the dying seconds of stoppage time. It was a point winning performance for sure.