By Connor Armstrong
As 2016 draws to a close, one member of the Arsenal squad has already turned his attentions to the year to come.
That man is Petr Cech, with the four-time Premier League winner already calculating how many points will be needed if he is to add a fifth title to his current haul.
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"Overall you need to be consistent to get to 87 or 88 points and it doesn’t really matter how you get to that," he said. "If you have back-to-back losses then you have to go and make up for it in different games. Then you can catch up.
"It’s a long-term competition so if you have a period where you’ve not been particularly great, you can still make up for it.
"There are still enough games to make up for our blip and I also think it’s impossible for our opponents to not drop points.
"There’s still a big opportunity for us to close the gap now. Between now and the end of January, the table might look completely different."
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