Cech: The Secret Behind Tight Arsenal Defence

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has revealed the secret behing his side's tight defence since the beginning of the present season.

Petr Cech has been in outstanding form since leaving Chelsea for the Emirates Stadium and from the moment he arrived, the Gunners have had a number of impressive defensive performances which enabled the goalkeeper break the Premier League's clean sheet record. He hit 170 clean sheets in their 2-0 victory over Bournemouth to beat David James who previously owned the record.

The main Arsenal defence is made up of players who hail from different nations; Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal from Spain, Per Mertesacker from Germany and Laurent Koscielny from France, and according to the Czech Republic international, the way he communicates with them is what has helped the defence. When on the field of play, he speaks to each of them in different languages just to make them get things straight.

He said: "I speak to the full-backs (Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal) in Spanish, to (Laurent) Koscielny in French and to Per (Mertesacker) in English because for him it is the same as me.

"Sometimes the foreign player wouldn't know what you say. That's when you realise sometimes it's easier to say it in their language than hoping they will understand. It can happen.

"You have to be consistent in your work, consistent in your performances because if not then you might not have as many games as you would like, less games you play then less chances to have a clean sheet."

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