Petr Cech has expressed his thoughts on Arsenal’s performance from Saturday’s clash with West Ham.

The Gunners extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to an impressive total of 13 games so far courtesy of a 5-1 victory over West Ham.

Arsenal moved back to within three points of league leaders Chelsea with the thumping win which came on the back of Manchester City’s home defeat earlier in the day.

According to Cech, seeing Arsenal keep up with his former club in the title race is what mattered the most to him ahead of the affair at the London stadium.

“It became a kind of must win game for us when Chelsea won and obviously the gap opened to six points,” the goalkeeper said after the game

“We knew what we had to do and we did it in a very professional way, so we are happy.

“We a lot of opportunities in the first half but it wouldn’t go in. In the second half at 1-0 the keeper made some fantastic saves and you think it could still be a dangerous scoreline.

“I know a lot of people would have been a bit anxious, but we showed the maturity not to panic and we kept going. We thoroughly deserved the goals for our performance.”

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