Arsenal are hosting Liverpool today in the Premier League, and through one half, the Gunners look like complete and utter bullcrap against the visitors. It’s remarkable how many players in Arsenal’s starting XI appear to be betting against their team on the same day. And yet—and yet!— it’s still scoreless at half. That’s because Arsenal’s new goalkeeper, Petr Čech, is the shit.
He had a shaky first couple of games to start the season, but Čech has been considered one of the best keepers in the world for a long, long time, and it’s because he has spent his career routinely doing dope shit like these two saves, which he made six minutes apart to close out the half. The above, in the 38th minute, is against Christian Benteke from four yards out, and the save below robbed Philippe Coutinho just before the whistle. They are both astounding and heroic and inspiring. Watch them. Enjoy them.