Petr Cech Arsenal
Petr Cech is confident Arsenal can stay the course this seasonReuters

Petr Cech made news on Monday after breaking David James' record for clean sheets in the English Premier League after a 2-0 win for Arsenal over Bournemouth earned him a 170th shutout.

The Arsenal goalkeeper picked up the bulk of those clean sheets with Chelsea, before making his move to the Emirates in the summer. That transfer was considered an interesting/controversial one, with Cech only allowed to switch to Chelsea's London rivals thanks to Roman Abramovich, who overruled the likes of Jose Mourinho in making the decision.

Cech has been a big hit at Arsenal since his summer move, providing that stability and assurance in the goalkeeping department that hasn't quite been visible since Jens Lehmann left the club.

The Czech Republic international admitted it wasn't the easiest of decisions to move to a rival club after spending so many successful years with Chelsea, but the opportunity to win another Premier League title was too good to pass up.

"It was not an easy decision but I always wanted to go to a team which could win," Cech was quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror. "If I didn't believe that I was going to a team which could win then I don't know why I would come.

"I play football, not to only enjoy it and I love the challenge of playing and competing with the best players, but I want to have the chance to win games. I believe this team has the qualities to win games and hopefully we will manage to go all the way in the league. It's a very difficult and long run but I believe this team has the capabilities of doing it."

Arsenal will go into 2016 as the top team of the Premier League, and this season does seem like the best opportunity for Arsene Wenger's men to clinch their first league title since 2004, when the "Invincibles" went unbeaten.

"We are in a good position, we are in the mix of the teams who will play to win the title, so we want to stay in that position for as long as possible and every time we have a chance to improve our position then we would love to do it," Cech added.

"The league is very interesting this year because the table keeps changing every other week. But as long as we are there in March and are in a position where we can win the league then it's fine as it will only depend on us."

Arsenal next host Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday.

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