Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has pointed out the importance of the win against Watford, stating that it allowed the team to get used to playing together again and that it was good practice for the upcoming games (via Arsenal.com). Arsenal now host Bayern Munich midweek, before playing Everton in the Premier League.
The Czech international was full of praise for the Hornets, mentioning their solid home record this season as well as their defensive display in the first half. Speaking to Arsenal Player, he said, “It is always difficult going away for the internationals and you come back home and everyone comes back at different times.
“You have only one day to prepare and you play away from home against a good team that was very solid at home in their previous games. We knew it was going to be a difficult game. We needed to be patient to score the first goal.
“We had a really big game against Manchester United last week before the internationals, so when you win those games [you have to] win another game. We treat everybody with the same respect so the three points are vital for us.”
This win has seen us rise to second place in the League table and we are hot on the heels of leaders Manchester City. And although our next few games in the League are tricky fixtures against the likes of Everton and Tottenham, should we manage to win them we could snatch the top spot as well.
But for the time being, all focus will be directed at the midweek encounter against Bayern Munich. The German giants will travel to the Emirates looking to make it three wins out of three in the group stages, while Arsenal are still looking to open their account. We will need a performance of the United caliber at least to beat them, not to mention Petr Cech in goal as well. David Ospina is a good keeper for sure, but in crunch matches you pick your best players and that is Cech. Hopefully the manager fields a full strength side rather than a second string version.