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Bayer Leverkusen fans react with embarrassment after Die Werkself’s official Twitter account trolls Arsenal keeper Petr Cech

PUBLISHED: 11:50 14 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:09 14 August 2018

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech had a difficult afternoon against Premier League champions Manchester City as Unai Emery's Emrirates debut ended in a 2-0 defeat. PA

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech had a difficult afternoon against Premier League champions Manchester City as Unai Emery's Emrirates debut ended in a 2-0 defeat. PA

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Bayer Leverkusen fans have reacted with embarrassment to their clubs attempt to troll Arsenal keeper Petr Cech. Read on for our resident German football expert and Arsenal writer Rosie Tudball’s piece on the fallout from the Bundesliga club’s clumsy attempt at humour Unai Emery’s side lost 2-0 to Manchester City.

Arsenal's Bernd Leno during the pre-season friendly match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin (pic Niall Carson/PA).Arsenal's Bernd Leno during the pre-season friendly match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin (pic Niall Carson/PA).

Fans have reacted to Petr Cech’s twitter quarrel with Bayer Leverkusen after the Arsenal goalkeeper was mocked by the club.

The 36-year-old has challenged the values of the German club after the argument broke out over his performance against Manchester City on Sunday.

Bayer Leverkusen season ticket holder Stahn Telhabt told the Islington Gazette that he was ‘embarrassed’ of his teams disrespect towards Petr Cech.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery on the touchline during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London.Arsenal manager Unai Emery on the touchline during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London.

“I think the tweet was stupid and showed real disrespect to a legend like Cech. It sums up modern day football and living in the present of the game. I didn’t like what was said, I was embarrassed.”

Leverkusen’s official English account suggested that their former player Bernd Leno would not have made the same mistakes that Cech did, by posting a video of Leno playing the ball out from the back.

The tweet picked up a lot of attention, but was deleted as Petr Cech chose to directly respond.

Bayer Leverkusen tweet trolling Arsenal keeper Petr CechBayer Leverkusen tweet trolling Arsenal keeper Petr Cech

“At Arsenal we share important values which make us a big club not only on the football side. Fair competition, professionalism and sportsmanship are the biggest ones you teach young footballers and it’s sad to see when other clubs don’t share the same values.”

Fans of both sides have reacted on social media. @LTArsenal said: “Petr Cech is not the kind of player to play out from the back. He was good yesterday and kept us in the game. Credit where due. The video by Bayer Leverkusen lacked class. You can call it banter, but it was very disrespectful to Cech, coming from an official club handle.”

On the other side, a Bayer Leverkusen fan @Bayer_PITTI stood in Leno’s corner, claiming that the real scandal is that Emery ‘dismantles’ German goalkeepers with reference to his time at PSG with Kevin Trapp.

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