Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech believes that the Gunners can go all the way and win the Premier League title this season, after going more than a decade without securing England's greatest honours. The Czech Republic international was unable to beat David James's record for maximum clean sheets against Manchester City when Yaya Toure's sidefooted goal pulled one goal back for the Citizens in a 2-1 victory for the Gunners.
"The squad is very strong and once we have everybody available, the manager can use every player the way he likes," Cech, 33, told BBC's Football Focus. "That will be to our advantage and we'll be able to go all the way."
The former Chelsea man has won four league titles in his 11 years at Chelsea and is confident that they have the necessary personnel to go all the way in the title charge. The north London club scored two beautiful goals in the first half against City at the Emirates and were able to hold the Citizens back in the second half, thus taking a four-point lead from the 2013/14 Champions and closing the gap on leaders Leicester City to two points.
Mesut Ozil assisted both goals for the Gunners, with Theo Walcott scoring a beautiful curler past Joe Hart, while Olivier Giroud managed to get the ball between Hart's legs for the second. Cech did not have too many difficult saves to make in either half, with the defence doing its job more often than not ahead of him to keep threats at bay. However, the keeper is unwilling to make any promises for the season ahead, insisting that they need to take it game by game.
"We've been through the season with plenty of problems," Cech added. "Everything isn't going as smoothly as we would like it to. We can't avoid injuries - sometimes you have more, sometimes you have less - but we showed that even with the unlucky injuries at the moment that we manage to win games.
"I believe we will benefit from players coming back into the team, once they are fit. The season is long and anything can happen. But if we stay where we are until March or April, then we have the chance to win the league."