It was not exactly a showy result, the Arsenal took home from the meeting with Bate Borisov in Thursday's Europa League clash.
Hviderusserne scored the match's only goal and gave themselves a good starting point before managed in the next week.
all in All a frustrating evening for Arsenal, believes the Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech.
It was one of those matches where we couldn't have scored even if we had the game in several hours. But that's how it is sometimes in football.
- sometimes it takes you home with a result, you don't want, but you must pick yourself up and make sure that you are ready for managed, he said to Arsenal's website.
Bate brought himself ahead in the first half and put themselves back on the pitch after the break in the hope to defend the lead. And with the success.
The worn-out belarusian lane, however, nor to the polished football game.
- With a better trajectory, we could guaranteed have scored on our chances, had we made some better paper. But it was the same for both teams, says Petr Cech.
With five minutes left was the frenchman Alexandre Lacazette also presented with a red card, and he is therefore out of the reckoning the number two.
Yet Arsenal manager Unai Emery confident that the London club can turn up and down on things at home at the Emirates Stadium.
- I believe in our players, our stadium and our fans, " says the manager.
We play over the two matches. The match tonight (Thursday, ed.) is important, but we can't let it beat us out. We must play the second leg next week, " says Emery.
Petr Cech welcomes the fact that Arsenal has a chance to make good on Thursday's disappointing visit.
- It is the advantage of play over the two matches. If you have a bad battle, you have the opportunity to weigh up for the, says the Arsenal goalkeeper.