Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says the Gunners “have to regroup and continue fighting” to secure maximum points in their remaining fixtures after Wednesday’s heavy defeat away at Bayern Munich.
Cech and his team-mates are now in an unsafe position in Group F, six points adrift of the Bundesliga champions and Olympiacos with two games to play.
While qualification to the knockout stages now appears unlikely, victory at home to Dinamo Zagreb on matchday five would take Arsenal’s hopes of progression into their final fixture in Piraeus, provided Olympiacos lose at Allianz Arena.
“You [need to] win two games and we need to make sure that the head to head against Olympiacos is in our favour. Then you can go through.
“Everything is possible. We have two games to play, we have to regroup and continue fighting until the last minute.
“Every game comes thick and fast. You need to make sure that you recover and move on to the next one. It was not a day we wanted.
“We need to win the last two games and make sure that we have a better head to head against Olympiacos. In terms of the league, win or lose [in Europe], you need to make sure that you’re ready for the next game.” Cech told Arsenal Player
Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring in the 10th minute and though Mesut Ozil had a goal ruled out for handball soon after, Bayern doubled their advantage as Thomas Muller’s shot deflected in at the near post.
Cech made a string of fine saves but was beaten by David Alaba’s dipping 25-yard shot on the stroke of half-time, before substitute Arjen Robben added a fourth after the break. Olivier Giroud’s fine acrobatic volley made it 4-1 before Muller completed the rout a minute from time.