Arsenal goalkeeper, Petr Cech, has given an insider detail of what cost the club major title in the fonal seasons Arsene Wenger was in charge.
Accordimg to Cech, Wenger, who left the Emirates this year after 22 years in charge, placed playing “the Arsenal way” above winning games.
The Frenchman’s first decade was successful in terms of titles and beautiful play but the last decade was marred by a drought of may trophies apart from the FA Cup.
Cech said: “In the past, I would say the ‘Arsenal way’ was more important than getting points sometimes and this is not how you win the league”
Cech, after Arsenal’s weekend victory over Everton, praised the style of new boss, Unai Emery, saying: “Sometimes you need to make sure you win an ugly game, when you are not playing completely well but you just dig deep, close the back door and win 1-0 no matter how.
“I think this is what we lacked over the last three years, since I arrived [in 2015].
“Against Everton , we went through difficult moments in the game but we managed to get the win and with the clean sheet so this is very positive.
”I think the place has become much more demanding in every way so this is great to see because this is what initially drives everybody forward and gives you the kind of kick that: ‘I’m not doing enough to start the game’ or ‘I’m not doing enough to keep my spot in the game,’ because the manager asked for precision and hard work every day.
”This is how it should be. We have very healthy competition and we are actually taking the benefit of it.”