LONDON — Arsenal are over their Chelsea hoodoo and know they can beat their London rivals, Petr Cech (pictured) has claimed ahead of the Gunners’ trip to Stamford Bridge tomorrow.
But they beat Antonio Conte’s side in last season’s FA Cup final before overcoming them again in the Community Shield in August. And Cech has called on his team-mates to build on those victories when they travel to his former club this weekend.
“We played Chelsea in the Community Shield and in the FA Cup final last season, so we know we can beat them.
Arsenal beat Cologne in the Europa League on Thursday to record their second consecutive victory.
The defeat prompted stern criticism from pundits and former Gunners. And Cech admitted the defeat was “unacceptable” before urging his side to put it right when they meet another top-six rival this weekend.
“Liverpool was a big slap in the face, it wasn’t acceptable for a club the size of Arsenal and the team that we are,” he said.