Petr Cech still sees Chelsea as favourites to retain their Premier League title despite their dreadful start to the new season.
Jose Mourinho’s side were heavily backed to follow up a first title win in five years with another this season, but four defeats from eight games sees them down in 16th, already 10 points off the pace being set by Manchester City at the summit.
Cech’s Arsenal are only two points behind the early leaders, but the goalkeeper still expects the club he left in the summer to launch a challenge.
“Their form surprises me because Chelsea are among the best in the Premier League,” he told iDNES.
“I am no longer there, so it is hard for me to evaluate what is going on. Anyway, the season is long and Chelsea are still favourites in my eyes.”