Cech Admits Arsenal Have A Low Mentality Compared To Chelsea

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Petr Cech spent 11 years as a Chelsea player before leaving Chelsea for Arsenal having lost his place in the team to Thibaut Courtois.

Cech enjoyed massive success during his 11-year stay at Stamford Bridge and won 4 Premier League titles and also the Champions League and Europa League before leaving the club in 2015.

Since he moved to the Gunners, Cech has only been able to win the FA Cup once, and the Chelsea legend has now revealed that the Arsenal squad don’t have the kind of winning mentality that he experienced during his time as a Chelsea player.

“It will sound strange but I think generally at Arsenal there is not enough pressure,” Cech told Standard Sport.

“Arsene is a real gentleman. As much as he hates losing, he stays a gentleman. If you lose, you win, you lose, you win, he kind of carries on. That’s something I’ve never experienced before.

“At Chelsea, at the times when we drew, it felt like a funeral in the dressing room. It was so bad.

“If we drew against a big team at home, it was like, ‘Oh no, it is impossible we didn’t win at home.

“It came from everywhere: the players, the coach. Since the start when I was there, the pressure was there every game.”

After 15 years in the Premier League, Cech has revealed that the Europa League final will be his last game and he has now announced hin retirement from the game. Cech had also revealed that it’ll be special since it’ll be against Chelsea.

“It will be remarkable to end my career against Chelsea,” Cech told BT Sport after the Gunners won 4-2 at Valencia on Thursday to complete a 7-3 aggregate victory and reach the final.

“The last dream was to play this European final and it has come true. Now the dream is to win the trophy.”

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