Arsenal have dropped to sixth in the Premier League and exited the Champions League in humiliating fashion.
Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to West Brom saw the Gunners caught out twice at set pieces by Craig Dawson.
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Arsenal fans raised banners calling for Arsene Wenger's exit after the Gunners lost 3-1 to West Bromwich Albion
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Arsenal fans raised banners calling for Arsene Wenger's exit at The Hawthorns
Cech, who returned to the Czech Republic to receive his Player of the Year award yesterday, believes the Arsenal players are failing to follow the tactical work done on the training ground.
“We have no [problems] during preparations or in training,” he told Czech outlet iDNES.cz.
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech
“The issue is taking it all to matches. That’s the worst part. When things don’t go well in training, you can work on that, make it right, but this is not the case.
“Our levels of performance in matches are not near what this team can do, what it should be doing.
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“We’ve lost too many points and our rivals took advantage of that. We need to start winning to qualify for the Champions League. If we aren’t be in it, it wouldn’t be appropriate,” he continued.
Petr Cech injured his calf against West Brom
“As players, we need to focus on ourselves, on our performances. If we win five matches, the situation will change.
“It’s not just the coach who is responsible, but the players as well. We still have time to recover, but it’s running out quick.
“We need to win straight away, the team has the experience to turn this situation around.”