Arsenal goal keeper Petr Cech believes his side did not lacked enough creativity to find an equalizer in the dying stages of Sunday’s Premier League clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Arsenal’s Premier League title hopes were dented after they were beaten 3-2 by Manchester United which now leaves them five points behind leaders Leicester City and three behind North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
The former Chelsea safe hands who joined Arsenal last summer in a reported £11m deal in his reaction to the defeat at Old Trafford said;
“Man United away is a big game. They fight to have a chance to enter the top four, so we knew it was going to be a difficult game. In a game like this, you can make mistakes and we were punished for them. Every time we made a mistake at the back, they [profited].
“The third goal was a lucky bounce for them and I thought it was decisive, because if we could have come back to 2-2 in the second half, we would have had a chance to win the game. At 3-1 down, you try to get one back as soon as possible, which we managed to do. But we didn’t create enough to score in the last 10 minutes.” Cech told the Arsenal official website.
Cech however believes the Gunners still have a chance and so they must keep fighting despite Sunday’s disappointment.
“We still have a chance, so we will go for it until the last minute. This was a big disappointment for us and is a step back after last week, where we managed to overcome a deficit against Leicester at home. This is a step back but we need to keep working.
“I think it was a perfect game for them. They had nothing to lose and had a very good win in midweek, so everyone was ready for the game. We knew it was going to be difficult but, as I said, no matter what opposition you play against, if you make mistakes, you’re going to be punished.
“It’s a step back but we can still make up for this. We have two important games coming up this week and if we manage to win both, the table might look better again.” The goal tender stated.