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Petr Cech insists Arsenal are still in the title race

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Petr Cech conceded three goals against Manchester United

Petr Cech conceded three goals against Manchester United last night. Two goals from Marcus Rashford and a massive deflected one from Ander Herrera led Arsenal to lose their sixth game of the season – fourth one away. A goal from Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil couldn't save Arsenal's blushes against a visibly weakened United side.

Speaking after the game, Cech admitted that it was a big loss but insisted the Gunners were still in the race for the title even though Leicester City and Tottenham both won in the weekend.

"We still have a chance, so we will go for it until the last minute," he said.

"This was a big disappointment for us and is a step back after last week, where we managed to overcome a deficit against Leicester at home.

"It's a step back but we can still make up for this. We have two important games coming up this week and, if we manage to win both, the table might look better again."

The last time Arsenal won at Old Trafford was back in 2006 and Cech believes that going away to Old Trafford is always a challenging prospect and it isn't any different this year 'cause they're fighting tooth and nail to get into those valuable Champions League spots.

"Man United away is a big game," said the former Chelsea man.

"They are fighting to have a chance to enter the top four, so we knew it was going to be a difficult game. In a game like this, you can make mistakes, and we were punished for them.

"At 3-1 down you try to get one back as soon as possible, which we managed to do. But we didn't create enough to score in the last 10 minutes."

Next up for Arsenal is a tricky fixture at home against Swansea. The Swans took a surprising lead against Tottenham last night but couldn't hold out as the Lily Whites scored twice within a span of 7 minutes to win the game. 

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