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Cech says consistency is key in race for top four

After two wins and two clean sheets in a week Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech believes his sides season is now back on track.

The Gunners victories over arch-rival’s Spurs and Burnley has seen Arsene Wenger’s side move back into the top four.

Cech stated, in an interview featured in The Mirror, that the season in still young and he expects the battle for the Premier League title and top-four to go right to the wire.

“We said that we wanted to carry on with the big win at home against Tottenham and we needed to back it up. Apart from Everton win away, good result at Chelsea, we haven’t been getting results away from home.

“But now we got a big win at Burnley and hopefully we’ve turned the corner in terms of the away games and we need to carry on with our home form and if we can get as many away points as well then we will climb up the table.

“We just showed at Burnley that when we play on top of our game we are solid, organised and managed to stick to the plan and if we do that we can win any game.

“But as I said, we have had the lack of consistency in games at times, at times we’ve switched off and we’ve paid for that in the away games particularly this season.

“It’s only 13 games in, that’s the most important thing and there’s so many points to be won, so many games to be played and you don’t teach your goals after 13 games, you need to carry on for 38 games and show consistency.

“There can be plenty of twists in the table and you see yourselves climb after two wins then have a draw and fall out of the top four pretty quick. It’s packed in there and I think it will be until the end of the season.”


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The 35-year-old former Chelsea goalkeeper certainly has a point in regards to his sides away form, although their form at The Emirates is in stark contrast to their struggles on the road this term. Arsenal have a 100% record at home this season and are currently on their best run of form ever at their new Stadium since moving there from Highbury in 2006.

If, as Cech says, The Gunners can sort out their issues with consistency and improve their away results, they definitely have enough talent in their squad to finish in the top four, and have a really good chance of success in the EFL Cup, FA Cup and Europa League.

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