Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is targeting back-to-back wins against Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion to get their Premier League challenge back on track. The 33-year-old star is desperate to see the Gunners rebound from their 3-2 loss against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Arsenal's defeat was especially disappointing because United had to field an inexperienced team for the game because of their injury problems. But Cech thinks they can re-establish their title credentials by recording consecutive wins in the Premier League.
"It's a step back but we can still make up for this. We have two important games coming up this week and if we manage to win both, the table might look better again," he said, according to the club's official website.
The goalkeeper insisted the Gunners still believe they can end their Premier League drought, which stretches back to 2004. "We still have a chance, so we will go for it until the last minute," he said of Arsenal's title aspirations. "This was a big disappointment for us and is a step back after last week, where we managed to overcome a deficit against Leicester at home. This is a step back but we need to keep working."
Meanwhile, Cech admitted Arsenal paid the price for making individual errors against United at Old Trafford. "In a game like this, you can make mistakes and we were punished for them. Every time we made a mistake at the back, they [profited]," the Arsenal star explained.
"The third goal was a lucky bounce for them and I thought it was decisive, because if we could have come back to 2-2 in the second half, we would have had a chance to win the game. At 3-1 down, you try to get one back as soon as possible, which we managed to do. But we didn't create enough to score in the last 10 minutes."