Cech: Gunners can take momentum into Bayern game

Date published: Sunday 18th October 2015 3:54

Petr Cech: Frustrated by dropped points

Petr Cech: Frustrated by dropped points

Petr Cech is confident Arsenal can use the momentum of two strong Premier League performances to give themselves a chance of victory against Bayern Munich.

The Gunners resumed domestic action following the international break looking to carry on from the rout of Manchester United, and they delivered another impressive display when winning 3-0 at Watford in Saturday’s late kick-off.

It took an hour, though, for the Hornets’ battling resistance to finally be broken when the in-form Alexis Sanchez swept home following a swift counter-attack.

Arsenal put the match beyond the hosts when substitute Olivier Giroud doubled their lead on 68 minutes, and Aaron Ramsey then stabbed in a third.

Arsene Wenger’s squad have little time to refocus before they return to Champions League action against the Bundesliga giants, who look in imperious form both in Germany and Europe.

Cech, however, believes the manner in which Arsenal dispatched both United and then Watford under testing circumstances can only stand them in good stead as they aim to kick-start their bid to qualify from Group F following successive defeats.

“It is always difficult going away for the internationals and you come back home and everyone comes back at different times. You have only one day to prepare and you play away from home against a good team that was very solid at home in their previous games,” he said.

“We knew it was going to be a difficult game, so we needed to be patient.”

Cech added: “We had a really big game against Manchester United last week before the internationals, so when you win those games (you have to) win another game.

“We treat everybody with the same respect, so the three points are vital for us.”


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