Petr Cech says that the team have responded well since losing 4-0 at Anfield at the end of August, and that the players want to keep fans happy by continuing the run of good results.
The Gunners haven’t conceded a goal in the Premier League since the Liverpool game, and the win over Brighton at the weekend took them above Jurgen Klopp’s side in the table.
The former Czech international puts it down to focus and application, and says they have to look at taking points off the two Manchester teams.
“We have joined the group of leaders – that is important. we have responded well to the disappointing defeat at Liverpool.
“Everybody has been doing their job and the positive results have given us the confidence we need. As a team, the cohesion is there. The defensive attitude, the offensive work as well. This is the way to go forward.
“We said after the Liverpool game that the only way to bring everybody back on board was with our attitude, work ethic and the results and performances.
“We have been doing so, especially at home, and we feel like we have won the fans back onto our side and hopefully we can keep them happy.
“Obviously every fan has the right to show if he is not happy. As players, we show the way and they support us home and away wherever we go.”
And with games coming up soon against the two ominously in-form Manchester teams, the veteran keeper is seeing as a chance to close the gap.
“We have still to play City and United, so there will be opportunities to get closer to them,” he said.
Let’s hope so.