Cech: Saturday could be big defeat for Man United
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has highlighted what a victory over Manchester United this weekend would mean to Arsenal.
Online Betting may have Arsenal as favourties but Arsene Wenger’s men last defeated the Red Devils in a Premier League game at Old Trafford 10 years ago when a late goal from Emmanuel Adebayor was enough to secure a surprise 1-0 win in a frustrating 2006/07 campaign.
With Liverpool leapfrogging them to the top of the table recently, Arsenal will have to end their long run of underwhelming results against United and teams managed by Jose Mourinho.
However, Cech insists the need for victory on Saturday has more to do with how the league table looks at the moment.
“It is another six-point game,” Cech told Arsenal Player. “We drew the match against Spurs and there is a little gap between us and Liverpool, so you want to make sure that you stay very close and that every time they drop points, you are ready to take advantage.
“With United, they are behind us, so to leave them [further] behind is one aim and the second thing is to stay near the top,
within touching distance of everyone else.
“If United want to think about closing the gap and having a chance to fight for the title, they need the three points.
“It is a big game for both teams and they will try to give themselves a chance, and we have to be ready to adapt to their way of playing. As the match goes, you want to impose your game and control what is happening.
“It is always a big game, regardless of the positions of both teams in the table but this time I think it could be a really significant win for us and a really significant loss for them.”