If Arsenal beat Crystal Palace on Sunday, the Gunners will have a total of 40 points at the halfway point of the season, so with another 20 games to go from now, Petr Cech thinks that we should not worry about our blip of two defeats because our rivals will also suffer blips like that before the end f the campaign.
The ex-Chelsea star knows that we are 9 points behind his old club, but is confident that they will be pegged back in the coming months as long as Arsenal concentrate on their long term target. Cech said: “Overall you need to be consistent to get to 87 or 88 points and it doesn’t really matter how you get to that,”
“If you have back-to-back losses then you have to go and make up for it in different games. Then you can catch up.
“It’s a long-term competition so if you have a period where you’ve not been particularly great, you can still make up for it.
“There are still enough games to make up for our blip and I also think it’s impossible for our opponents to not drop points.
“There’s still a big opportunity for us to close the gap now. Between now and the end of January, the table might look completely different.”
I know that is the right attitude to have, but I am not so sure that Chelsea could drop nine points more than us considering they are on a super record-breaking 12 game winning streak at the moment.
Do you think that Arsenal can still catch them?