Four-time PL winner insists Arsenal are strong title challengers

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?

Pat J

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  1. josh37 says:

    It’s far, far too early… A month and a bit ago and people were saying City would walk the league. Now people are claiming Chelsea and Liverpool are legit.
    I like where we’re at, slowly doing our business without too much hype and keeping within striking distance of the top. Big games coming up though which need big results.
    P.S. A big shout out to Hector!! He’s decision will not only strengthen our current squad long-term, but shows that even with one of the most attractive clubs knocking on our door, we’re a big club that’s a great place to be! (Wink, Wink, Nudge, Nudge to Alexis and Ozil! Sign da ting when it comes!!)

    1. Dee@ease says:

      Great news on Bellerin signing again and I like how Spain are handling him by still picking him for the u-21’s this will keep him grounded unlike young English players who get into the main squad then refuse to go back to u-21 because their heads are getting to big!

  2. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Liverpool, City, Chelsea, Spurs have what it takes also
    It will be a tough, tough season

    But we need to win matches like our last one (which we drew) if we are going to win the Title
    Next is United Away. We must win this one

    We need to be able to win without Cazorla and Alexis as well as win without them

    Take each match at a time and win, win win

    1. Dee@ease says:

      If we want to win titles we must stop making excuses like Cazorla was injured because it’s a squad game other players must contribute in order for us to mount a serious title challenge

      1. Break-on-through says:

        I don’t think Cazorla was the reason we didn’t beat spu. The way they set up with three tough nuts, I don’t believe Cazorla was the answer, he generally doesn’t fair too well in a battle for possession against those types of players. Xhaka was arguably our best player on the day, well Monreal for me, but Xhaka done alright esp considering he and Coq had to fight three of them. Maybe if we could of had Cog Xhaka and Caz then it might have been worth having Cazorla, but that would require a formation change. I think we could have and maybe should have won anyway, so Cazorla doesn’t come into it for me. If our players and manager had adapted to spu formation a bit quicker I think we could have made light work of that spu team.

  3. Ddog says:

    Nothing like a good ol’ neutral perspective to bathe us in reason!…….sorry but I would have been surprised if he had said otherwise.

    1. G-Rude says:

      Yes but he is right. We DO have our best in depth squad since the invincibles!

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