Petr Cech has defended Arsene Wenger's decision to leave him out of the Arsenal side in midweek.

David Ospina was selected ahead of the former Chelsea goalkeeper and he made a key mistake as the Gunners slipped to a 3-2 defeat against Olympiacos to leave themselves with a mountain to climb in the Champions League group stage.

However, Cech has refused to add to the criticism being aimed at Wenger since the loss at the Emirates Stadium.

"I believe the manager has full faith in the team he picks and, as player, you have to accept his decision," he told Sky Sports News.

"Do I want to play every game? Yes, I want to play every game. But I also understand it's impossible.

"It's the life of the manager when you make a decision and the team doesn't win, the pressure comes. But that's part of the life of a manager and footballers as well."

Cech is set to be recalled when Arsenal host Manchester United on Sunday afternoon. 

2015-10-02

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<p><b>Arsene Wenger has urged Arsenal fans to return to the Emirates Stadium to watch “quality football” after plenty stayed away for their win over West Brom.</b></p><p>While official figures for tickets sold put the attendance at 59,563, in reality there were far fewer supporters inside the Emirates Stadium to watch Alexis Sanchez score twice in a comfortable 2-0 victory.</p><p>There were also banners unveiled at full-time calling for an end to Wenger’s near-20 year reign, but the Frenchman said afterwards he wants the stay-away supporters to come back and get behind the side.</p><p>Asked for a message to the fans who opted against attending, Wenger replied: “To come and support the team. If you love football, you go out there and I think you see quality football.</p><p>"That’s what we try to give to our people. It was a special night as well, Thursday night, and I don’t know if you are intelligent enough, nor am I, to detect exactly why everybody that did not turn up tonight did not turn up.</p>

Arsene Wenger has urged Arsenal fans to return to the Emirates Stadium to watch “quality football” after plenty stayed away for their win over West Brom.

While official figures for tickets sold put the attendance at 59,563, in reality there were far fewer supporters inside the Emirates Stadium to watch Alexis Sanchez score twice in a comfortable 2-0 victory.

There were also banners unveiled at full-time calling for an end to Wenger’s near-20 year reign, but the Frenchman said afterwards he wants the stay-away supporters to come back and get behind the side.

Asked for a message to the fans who opted against attending, Wenger replied: “To come and support the team. If you love football, you go out there and I think you see quality football.

"That’s what we try to give to our people. It was a special night as well, Thursday night, and I don’t know if you are intelligent enough, nor am I, to detect exactly why everybody that did not turn up tonight did not turn up.

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