Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech threw some light shade Arsene Wenger’s way when he said that Arsenal forgot how to win ugly under the Frenchman.
The Czech Republic national was in fine form as Arsenal kept their first clean sheet of the season at home to Everton.
It was hardly the Gunners’ best performance, but they got the result.
The team have won their last 5 games all without particularly playing well and you can begin to feel them getting into their groove.
Unai Emery has been training the team hard, something that has been said by most of the team including Cech.
The former Chelsea player said that during the Wenger era, the team was a bit too focused on their own game and hardly took the opponents into consideration.
“For any club who wins titles in the recent years, you have a team with the know how to finish it off – and you can see it in any sport,” Cech said to reporters after the game
“Take Tiger Woods – it’s 10 years since he won a Major tournament. The longer it goes on, the harder it becomes.
“This club has not won the league for over 10 years so, obviously, you need to get back into knowing how to do it.
“We started with the new manager from scratch, basically, and we try to get this mentality of winning every game, progressing every game, working every day and, hopefully, we can build this up and win the title sooner rather than later. That will make the big difference.
“In the past I would say the Arsenal way was more important than getting the points sometimes and this is not how you win the league.”
Cech added, “Sometimes you need to make sure you win an ugly game, when you are not playing well but you just dig deep, close the back door and win 1-0 no matter how. I think this is what we lacked.
“Yesterday, we went through difficult moments but got the win with the clean sheet, so this is very positive.”