Petr Cech: What Arsenal must do before Chelsea showdown

Petr Cech issues a warning to Arsenal ahead of their crunch clash with Chelsea next month...

Petr Cech has warned Arsenal to head into every game with the correct mentality as they bid to catch Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title.

The north London side are aiming to catch up with title favourites Chelsea as they bid to improve on their second-placed finish under Arsene Wenger last season.

Chelsea are currently the firm favourites to win the Premier League title this term after a sparkling start to the campaign under new boss Antonio Conte.

Arsenal, meanwhile, have not won the title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign as they look to bring the Premier League trophy to The Emirates.

The north London side play Southampton in the FA Cup next weekend before a home clash with Watford in the build-up to their showdown with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on 4 February.

And Cech wants the Gunners to keep themselves in a positive mindset heading into that crunch clash with Conte’s men.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Cech said: “When you chase, you need to keep the pressure up so there are four teams chasing them.

“Then everybody needs to make sure the teams are winning, but obviously if the gap stays at seven points then it will be harder to catch them. But they have some big games coming up.

“We play them, which is going to be a crucial game for us if we are to catch them.

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“Then you need to make sure you win all the other games because if you’re not consistent then it will give the others the advantage.”

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