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Petr Cech predicts the battle for the top four will remain competitive until the end of the season after Arsenal leapfrogged Tottenham over the weekend. A last gasp victory against Burnley for the Gunners on Sunday, coupled with a disappointing 1-1 draw for Tottenham versus West Brom, saw the North London rivals move in different directions in the Premier League table. Arsenal are now fourth, a point ahead of fifth place Tottenham.
Gunners goalkeeper Cech played down the significance of the position swap, and predicted there could be a few more before the season is over. ‘It’s only 13 games in, that’s the most important thing, and there’s so many points to be won,’ the former Chelsea player told the Evening Standard. ‘You don’t reach your goals after 13 games, you need to carry on for 38 games and show consistency. ‘There can be plenty of twists in the table and you see yourselves climb after two wins then have a draw and fall out of the top four pretty quick. It’s packed in there, and I think it will be until the end of the season.’
Chelsea, who drew with Liverpool at the weekend, are just a point ahead of Arsenal while Manchester United, who the Gunners host at the weekend, are four points ahead. Table toppers Man City are 12 points better off than Arsene Wenger’s side.