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Cech - We should have seen the game off

Petr Cech and Hector Bellerin

Petr Cech says Arsenal “dropped two very important points” in their 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.

Alexis looped a header over Wayne Hennessey to give the Gunners the lead on the stroke of half-time, but Yannick Bolasie equalised with eight minutes remaining to hold Arsene Wenger’s side to a draw at Emirates Stadium.

The result means Arsenal sit in fourth place with five games to go, and Cech is disappointed that the Gunners failed to close out their match.

"We created enough chances to score the second goal, but we couldn’t get it. That would’ve killed the game off"

Petr Cech

“We should’ve seen the game off,” the 33-year-old said. “This is obviously two very important points that’s we’ve dropped.

“We’ve been talking about the situation where if any of the teams ahead of us slip, we need to get three points but unfortunately we’ve not been able to do that. It’s disappointing.

“We created enough chances to score the second goal, but we couldn’t get it. That would’ve killed the game off. They were still waiting for the counter-attacks and set-plays, and they were dangerous from those. They managed to score from a counter-attack at the end and it’s very disappointing for us.

“We were ready to push on, we tried to win all our games and we will try to win all the remaining games too. Other teams are coming very close now and there will be an interesting fight until the end of the season. Let’s see if winning all our games is going to be enough to get higher up in the table.”

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