Tiger Woods lifted the Tour Championship just hours after Arsenal had seen off Everton throughout the Atlantic – and Petr Cech believes there are comparisons between the Gunners’ watch for a Premier League crown and the American’s decade-long run with no main.
Severe again issues and points away from the fairways had seen Woods, a 14-time main winner, wrestle to get again to his finest in current years.
However, a return to form in Atlanta over the weekend noticed the 42-year-old win the Championship as he now targets one other of golf’s greatest prizes.
Arsenal, in the meantime, are rebuilding under new boss Unai Emery having not lifted the Premier League since they went unbeaten all through the 2003/04 campaign.
Like Woods, Arsenal have tasted success in that point, successful 4 FA Cups under former boss Arsene Wenger within the intervening years.
But the wait for the massive one goes on and, talking after Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored to seal a 2-Zero victory over Everton, Cech drew parallels between Woods and Arsenal.
“For any club who wins titles in the recent years, you have a team with the know-how to finish it off and you can see it in any sport,” he stated.
“I take Tiger Woods – 10 years since he received a Major match and the longer it goes, the more durable it turns into. This membership hasn’t received the league for over 10 years so clearly you want to get again into realizing the way to do it.
“We started with the new manager from scratch basically and we try to get this mentality of winning every game, progressing every game, working every day and hopefully we can build this up and win the title sooner rather than later. That will make the big difference.”
Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla, who left in the summertime to rejoin Villarreal, claimed over the weekend that the membership lacked the assumption in Wenger’s final seasons to place themselves again amongst England’s elite.
The Frenchman ended his 22-year tenure with a disappointing sixth-placed end final season and Cech feels there’s an added impetus on addressing current shortcomings now Emery has taken cost.
“What we lacked in the past…I would say the Arsenal way was more important than getting the points sometimes and this is not sometimes how you win the league,” he stated.
“Sometimes you want to ensure you win an unpleasant game, when you find yourself not taking part in fully properly however you just dig deep, shut the again door and win 1-Zero irrespective of how.
“I feel that is what we lacked since I arrived, over the past three years. Yesterday we confirmed, going via troublesome moments within the game, we managed to get the win with the clear sheet so that is very optimistic.
“I think the place became much more demanding in every way so this is great to see because this is what initially drives everybody forward and gives you the kind of kick that ‘I’m not doing enough to start the game’ or ‘I’m not doing enough to keep my spot in the game’.”
While Arsenal continued to develop under Emery, Everton remain with just one league win since Marco Silva’s appointment in the summertime.
Tom Davies captained the Toffees in north London and is aware of results want to alter quickly – beginning at home to Fulham subsequent week.
“We worked hard on our plan all week and put in a good shift but it was not enough, so we will go into next week doing the same but aiming to get a good result,” he instructed evertonfc.com.
“We have to get back to winning. That starts next week, we want to put together a good run in the league. It is all positive, we put in a good shift today and if we continue that we will definitely get the results.”