Arsenal News: Different mentality at Chelsea – Cech

11 months ago

In the latest Arsenal news, goalkeeper Petr Cech has revealed the difference in mentality between the Gunners and his former club Chelsea.

The 35-year-old spent 11 successful seasons at Stamford Bridge, winning four Premier League titles and the Champions League in 2011-12.

The former Czech Republic custodian then headed to the Emirates ahead of the 2015-15 campaign and has made more than 100 appearances in all competitions, but has just one FA Cup winner’s medal to show for his efforts.

The veteran has struggled at times this term and has come in for some criticism from fans, but he managed to blank Watford recently to become the first keeper to register 200 clean sheets in the Premier League.

It seems Arsenal are going to miss out on the top four once again this season, with doubts surrounding the future of manager Arsene Wenger.

Whether or not the French tactician remains in his post after the conclusion of the season remains to be seen, but Cech feels there are fundamental differences between the two London clubs regarding the way they go about their business.

“Chelsea has the cult of being a winning machine,” he told BBC Sport. “You can see it from the top to the bottom. It works like that. The pressure just works in a different way. That’s why you have so many managerial changes.

“Arsenal obviously have the same continuity, the same manager. There is a completely different philosophy and a different way of doing things.”

Cech will be between the posts when Arsenal host Stoke City on Sunday afternoon, with the home side priced at 3/10 with bet365 and the struggling Potters on offer at 10/1.