Petr Cech is looking forward to facing the Premier League’s two most in-form teams, Manchester City and United, because it gives Arsenal a chance to move closer to them in the title race.
Cech is nothing if not optimistic and since the Gunners have bounced back from their 4-0 defeat to Liverpool so well, the goalkeeper’s actually relishing the chance to face both Manchester teams in the Premier League.
“We have still to play City and United, so there will be opportunities to get closer to them,” said Arsenal’s no.1, reports Sky Sports.
“But we have responded well to the disappointing defeat at Liverpool.
“Everybody has been doing their job and the positive results have given us the confidence we need.
“We are playing better as a team. We’re covering our mistakes with our hard work and the cohesion and defensive attitude is there. This is the way to go forward.”
City and United are currently both sitting at the top of the table on 19 points with Pep Guardiola’s team having won five out of their last five matches.
They’ve both already scored over 20 goals each.
While neither Manchester team are looking 100% invincible just yet, it’s still early in the season and, like Arsenal, improvements will probably be made.
The Gunners travel to City on 5 November and host United on 2 December, so there’s still time to prepare. However, both clashes will be massive tests.
As it stands, Arsenal are six points behind the leaders in fifth place, which doesn’t sound great but considering we’ve fought back from 12th, it’s pretty good going.
If we were to travel to the Etihad tomorrow, I wouldn’t be at all confident. However, hopefully this will have changed in a month’s time.