Petr Cech insists Arsenal main priority is Champions League

Petr Cech insists Arsenal main priority is Champions League

Chelsea and Tottenham were the visitors on Saturday evening, whilst Manchester City faced Arsenal the following day.

The Gunners have been accused of lacking leaders in recent weeks after their season imploded following a string of negative results.

Arsene Wenger's side had only picked up three wins out of eight games in all competitions before the Wembley victory.

However, the 34-year-old says the priority must be to finish inside the top four of the Premier League table.

Several of Arsenal's players said afterwards that they had been motivated, in particular, by a desire to show their faith in Wenger, who in recent months has been the subject of a sustained campaign by a large section of fans who want him to be replaced as manager of the club he has led for almost 21 years.

"We have to do that job and we will see what can happen".

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'Obviously you have some periods of the games where you prepare and do the right things then the game starts and it all goes completely wrong.

"I think it's easy to hide behind 'oh they lack leaders but they have leaders.' You need to see behind the scenes how well the team works and how we operate, " Cech said.

"I believe I will recuperate well by Thursday and should be 100 per cent for the match", said the Brazil worldwide, whose compatriot Gabriel Jesus could love his first action since suffering a broken metatarsal in February when United visit.

"The FA Cup is at the end of the season so there will be a lot of conditions before we play the final, " Cech said. Sometimes you find the answer the difficulties you face, sometimes you don't. "He will be here next year because he has a contract and hopefully we will manage to extend him".

Arsenal's chances of qualifying for the Champions League qualification therefore appear slim and Cech insists even winning the FA Cup would not diminish the disappointment of missing out.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is relishing a "special" FA Cup final against former club Chelsea. We have a very important derby on Thursday and our aim now is to finish in a position that will get us to the Champions League.

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