Arsenal have thrown away title chance – Petr Cech

Petr Cech - believes Arsenal have thrown away their title hopes

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, a three-time Premier League winner at Stamford Bridge, believes that Arsenal have thrown away their title hopes, following their 3-3 draw against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday evening.

Arsene Wenger’s side lead 3-1 after just 40 minutes at White Hart Lane, but contrived to throw away their two-goal lead against Harry Redknapp’s men, therefore, falling to third place in the Premier League due to that result, combined with Chelsea’s win over Birmingham City.

“They [Arsenal] played a big game [against Tottenham],” said Cech.

“They were 3-1 up. They threw it away. They’ve had plenty of chances to close the gap this season. They haven’t taken them. It will be up to them how they cope.”

The Czech Republic international goalkeeper is firm in has assertation that Chelsea’s north London rivals have thrown away their chance of overhauling league leaders Manchester United. However, after successive 3-1 wins for the Blues, Cech feels as though Carlo Ancelotti’s side have played their way back into the title race.

“You can see how quickly things change” added Cech.

“Two weeks ago the situation looked one way. Now it looks another. A few days on everything looks different. We are back in second spot and we are only six points behind United.

“We have to keep winning to maintain our momentum and keep up the pressure on everyone else. Arsenal have a difficult game [on Sunday at the Reebok Stadium against Bolton Wanderers] and United have to play Arsenal [on May 1] so there could possibly be six points, so let’s see if we can take advantage of our schedule.”

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