Petr Cech insists that Arsenal have what it takes to challenge for this season’s Premier League title.
The 34 year-old has won the division four times with previous employers Chelsea, and fully believes that his current club now have what it takes to make their own push to win this year’s domestic title.
Arsenal currently sit fourth in the table, with leaders Liverpool holding a three point lead over us after 11 matches, leaving us well in the hunt for our first championship in over a decade.
The experienced Cech is now adamant that his side have all it takes to win it, citing their strength in depth what was missing from last season.
He said: “I think the first quality we have is the strength in depth.
“When we were unlucky with long-term injuries last season, we had to use the same players in so many games and you lack energy in certain parts of the season. We dropped points because we couldn’t rotate.
“This season we have strength in depth, you could see in the Champions League and domestic cup games and for the Premier League we keep using different players or can use the same players.
“The manager has this choice and I think we are benefitting so far. Everybody looks fit and ready to go game-by-game.
“Last season everybody was talking about how far we can go, where we can go and we knew that we had a lot of qualities, that’s why we finished in the best position Arsenal had finished in a long time.
“But we missed a little bit to win the title, so this season we go step-by-step, we try to improve and then I think we are on the right way.
“I think we are as strong as anybody else in the league. The league is very competitive but I think we are one of the teams who has all the qualities to compete for the title and we know that.”
You cant help but agree with his thinking, but I’m refusing to get too optimistic of our chances unless we can make it to 2017 without any serious injuries and within touching distance of the leaders.
Are we certain of our title expectations or trying to remain level-headed?