Petr Cech is backing Arsenal to have a tilt at the Premier League title this season.
Cech is arguably one of the more decorated players in the league, having got his hands on no fewer than 13 trophies during his 11-year stay at Stamford Bridge.
But buoyed on by lifting the FA Cup in successive seasons, the ‘keeper believes his new employers now have the springboard to go on and challenge the Blues for honours.
‘I have to say that winning the FA Cup is a great thing for the confidence of the team, and everyone involved with Arsenal Football Club,’ Cech told the Gunners’ website.
‘I hope that this is a platform to build on and I believe that this season we can gradually progress and challenge for the top spots.
‘A lot of people say that once you win something big, the motivation goes down. It actually works the other way round.
‘You know what it takes in terms to win it and you want to repeat it.’