Petr Cech has called claims team-mate Alexis Sanchez was laughing at Arsenal’s plight during their 5-1 thrashing to Bayern Munich “disrespectful”.
Alexis Sanchez was taken off as Arsenal crashed out of the Champions League with a 10-2 aggregate defeat and was photographed laughing with Cech on the bench.
But Petr Cech is adamant the Chilean was just as downcast as the rest of the Arsenal squad following their humiliating European exit.
“It is sad and he was as sad as I have seen him,” the goalkeeper said. “Unfortunately when you say the sentence, ‘had we scored the second goal everything could look different’ and then you do ‘ooph’ [exhale] you know, but in the end the reality is you are 5-1 down and somebody twists it and says you are laughing on the bench.
“I found it very disrespectful to the player. But obviously you can take the picture and you can interpret it the way you want unfortunately.
“But we the players, we know exactly what he said and we know how he was hurting and he was as disappointed as anybody else. It is unfortunate and disappointing.”