Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says Chelsea’s sizeable advantage at the top of the table means the Gunners may have to start looking behind rather than in front to ensure they secure a Champions League place this season.
Chelsea’s draw against Burnley on Sunday means the Gunners are now ten points behind league leaders whilst Manchester United are only two points behind in sixth position. Speaking to the club’s official website (quotes via the Daily Express), he said:
“They have a big advantage, Chelsea, so we need to keep winning our games. And obviously not only looking ahead but we need to look behind as well because for the Champions League positions the table is very congested.”
Cech is expected to be dropped in favour of understudy David Ospina for the Gunners’ Champions League tie against Bayern Munich tomorrow night. The Colombian has started every European match so far this season and manager Arsene Wenger is believed to have promised the keeper in the summer that if he stayed at the Emirates he would play every game in the competition.
The Daily Telegraph report that the Frenchman intends to keep his promise to Ospina by naming him in the starting eleven at the Allianz Arena.