Petr Cech has admitted that his main regret from last season was Arsenal’s inability to remain consistent.
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Cech believes that to get anywhere in the Premier League, you need to be consistent and that wasn’t something Arsenal could do last season.
“The one thing that is clear in the Premier League is that, if you don’t play at your best every game, then you will obviously have difficulties winning every game,” the goalkeeper said [via Arsenal.com].
“You need to make sure that you are prepared and ready for every game to make the most of it. Every goal and every point is very important.
“We believe in our ability and we believe in our squad. I think that we showed last season, especially at the end of the season, that we can compete with anybody. We just need to make sure that the period we had in February and March, which cost us the better league position, doesn’t happen again. We have a well-balanced squad with a lot of quality.”
While the Gunners finished the 2016/17 season strong with a string of Premier League wins and an FA Cup victory over title holders Chelsea, their disastrous February and March prevented them from finishing in the top four.
A 3-1 losses at Stamford Bridge in February, the same results against Liverpool and West Brom in March, and a 3-0 defeat away to Crystal Palace in April left Arsenal sinking further and further towards mid-table.
Fans were calling for Arsene Wenger’s head louder than they ever have before, and players just weren’t turning up to must-win games.
Hopefully, next season Arsenal will have a far more stable, consistent team to go forward with.