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Cech Inspired By Ryan Mason’s Determination

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says he is inspired by the determination of Ryan Mason following his fractured skull injury earlier this year. The player had to undergo surgery at the Saint Mary’s Hospital in London following a clash of heads with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill.

Hull City faced the Blues on January 22 last year when the incident happened. Many believed he would not return to the game in playing capacity due to magnitude of damage. This was confirmed on Tuesday that the 26-year old player would no longer play professional football following advice from world renowned neurologist and neurosurgeons.

Petr Cech Still Hopeful Of Champions League Qualification

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech remains hopeful that the Gunners can qualify for next season’s Champions League despite their average performance at the domestic stage this term. The north London club are currently 12 points adrift of the top-four in the Premier League, but the 35-year-old believes his side can still reach the elite competition via their Europa League campaign.

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Petr Cech indirectly blames Alexandre Lacazette for Tottenham Hotspur loss

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has indirectly put the blame on Alexandre Lacazette for the north London derby defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. The Gunners were second-best for most of the game, and they had two clear-cut chances at the end which could have changed the complexion of the match.

Petr Cech Unhappy with Southampton Draw

Petr Cech was understandably disappointed after his Arsenal team were involved in a 1-1 win Southampton during the weekend. The Czech Republic shot stopper claims that his teammates were not prepared well for this match. Arsenal have been going through a poor run of form of late and have dropped several points. As a result, the team are in danger of missing out on European football altogether – considering the competition and quality shown by the likes of Burnley this season. Olivier Giroud had to come up with a late equaliser in order to help Arsenal get at least a point from the match.

After having conceded several early goals in recent matches, Arsenal witnessed Charlie Austin opening the scoring after just three minutes on the clock. Even though it seemed like Arsenal would drop more points after the recent defeat against Manchester United, the team clawed back in the final minutes to get a point. Even then, goalkeeper Petr Cech was not happy with the outcome as it meant that the team was dropping more points in the league. Cech, though, claimed that it was an excellent second-half performance from his team and that they deserved the point. If Arsenal continued to drop such points against teams lower down the table, the team may be finding itself hard to get anything out of the campaign.

Petr Cech surprised by decision in Manchester City defeat

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has admitted that he was surprised by the refereeing decision during his side's 3-1 Premier League defeat to Manchester City on Sunday. The Gunners had a glimmer of hope of securing a draw after they found the score sheet midway through the second half.

However, their chances of securing a draw soon diminished after the Citizens popped up with the third goal of the game, which was visibly offside by the naked eye. Both David Silva and Gabriel Jesus were on the wrong side of the Gunners' defence, but the linesman adjudged the goal to be correct.

Allegri frustrated with Juventus

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri was left annoyed after his team could only draw against Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League - a win would have qualified Juventus for the knock-out stage of the competition, but now they will have to wait for the next match in order to try and secure their place in the next round.

Juventus struggled against Sporting Lisbon, and it was more the manner that the team performed that caused the manager to be frustrated.

The Italian team is currently second in their group behind Barcelona and will have to win their last game if they want to make it to the next round. Allegri’s team reached the final last season which they lost against Real Madrid and will be hoping that they could at least replicate this performance again this campaign.

Arsenal must decide whether to take Europa League seriously - Petr Cech

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has insisted that the club must quickly underline the importance of the Europa League this term.


The Gunners will be plying their trade in the competition for the first time since its inauguration after they finished fifth in the Premier League standings last season.

The likes of Cech and Alexandre Lacazette have previous experience playing in the competition with the former having won it with Chelsea back in the 2012-13 season. The Blues were relegated to Europe's second competition following their surprise exit in the Champions League group stage, and they made it count by winning the trophy for the only time in their history.

Speaking to Standard Sport, Cech said: "You make your decision. At Chelsea, we were really disappointed to have been knocked of the group stage [of the Champions League] but we decided that for the first time and the last time, hopefully, we play in the Europa League so we want to win. So you decide what you want to do — either you take it seriously and you go to win it and you give yourself the chance to do it or you give yourself different priorities and see how it goes."

Cech eager to face-off with Manchester Clubs

Arsenal have consistently been able to snatch one of the top spots in the English Premier League, but have lacked the ambition to actually win it. Even though it’s still a fantastic achievement for any team to do, fans of the club want to see Arsene Wenger and his squad to accomplish more.

As each season passes by, it seems like Arsenal simply cannot break their curse of not snatching the 1st spot since the season of 2003-04. Even after having spent a significant amount of cash in highly-rated players such as Mesut Ozil and more recently, Alexandre Lacazette who was signed for a fee of £47 million.

Arsenal winning back the fans since Liverpool loss - Petr Cech

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech believes the club have won the fans back with their strong reaction following the Liverpool defeat.


The Gunners succumbed to one of the most embarrassing losses in recent times after they were thrashed 4-0 by Jurgen Klopp's side in August.

The north London giants have since gone on a seven-match unbeaten streak which has included six wins and a draw, and Cech feels that they have regained the trust of the Gunners' faithful, he said: "We said after the Liverpool game that the only way to bring everybody back on board was to work hard and show our attitude and work ethic through our results and performances. We've been doing so, especially at home. We feel like we've won the fans back to our side, and hopefully, we can keep them happy as long as we can. Every fan has the right to say if they're not happy, but as players, we lead the way and our fans are supporting us home and away. This is great to see."

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