Date: 18th November 2016 at 1:57pm
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Goalkeeper Petr Cech has said he’s confident that Arsenal will approach the Manchester United clash in the right way.

With United hardly being strangers to the club, Jose Mourinho is no stranger either, especially to Cech having spent a number of years with him at Chelsea before they both departed, and speaking to the Official Site in his own pre game interview ahead of Saturday’s clash at Old Trafford, the stopper explained that he was expecting a tight match, but he was confident our preparations would see us to three points as long as we kept our standards and quality up.

‘It is another six-point game. We drew the match against Spurs and there is a little gap between us and Liverpool, so you want to make sure that you stay very close and that every time they drop points, you are ready to take advantage.’

Of course victory over United, with them behind us in the table, would also serve the benefit of effectively pushing them a little further behind in the chasing pack, and that wasn’t missed by the goalkeeper either.

‘With United, they are behind us, so to leave them further behind is one aim and the second thing is to stay near the top, within touching distance of everyone else. If United want to think about closing the gap and having a chance to fight for the title, they need the three points.’

With the six pointer nature to the game, Cech also knows – that without building it up too much – it could be one of the matches this year that stands out next May, depending on how things go, so it’s certainly going to be tough as neither side will be downplaying the importance of victory.

‘It is a big game for both teams and they will try to give themselves a chance, and we have to be ready to adapt to their way of playing. As the match goes, you want to impose your game and control what is happening. It is always a big game, regardless of the positions of both teams in the table but this time I think it could be a really significant win for us and a really significant loss for them.’

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