By Tony Hughes
Petr Cech has declared that Arsenal have what it takes it win this season’s Premier League – the club’s first since the 2003/04 season – following key summer signings.
After missing out on the title last season, finishing second to surprise package Leicester, Cech says the club now has the strength in depth necessary to get the job done.
Talking in The Mirror, Cech has said that summer signings like Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez have given Arsenal the opportunity to rotate where necessary.
“When we were unlucky with long-term injuries last season, we had to use the same players in so many games and you lack energy in certain parts of the season,” Cech said.
“We dropped points because we couldn’t rotate. This season we have strength in depth, you could see in the Champions League and domestic cup [games] and for the Premier League we keep using different players or can use the same players.
“The manager has this choice and I think we are benefitting so far. Everybody looks fit and ready to go game-by-game.
“I think we are as strong as anybody else in the league.
“The league is very competitive but I think we are one of the teams who has all the qualities to compete for the title and we know that.”
Arsenal missed the chance to go to of the table when they could only draw with Tottenham 1-1 on Sunday.
Liverpool moved to the top of the table with an impressive 6-1 demolition of Watford. Chelsea are second, one point behind, and Arsenal sit in fourth, two points off the top.
Arsenal face another test of their Premier League credentials on Saturday November 19 when they take on Man United at Old Trafford.
In other Arsenal news, the team suffered a fresh injury blow as this player returned early from international duty.