Cech: Arsenal need 87 points

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Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is confident Arsenal can win the Premier League but says they will need to reach 87 points if they want to lift the trophy come May.

The Gunners dropped to fourth place in the standings on Tuesday after their 0-0 draw with Southampton at the Emirates stadium.

They now find themselves level on 45 points with archrivals Tottenham and five points behind league leaders Leicester City, but Cech is convinced the title can be theirs if they reach his points tally.

“You need to look at the end and you need 86, 87 points to be sure and it does not matter which way you go to get those points,” said the Czech Republic international.

“It does not matter if you have to catch up at the end of the season, which is what we have to do. Every time you lose points you need to keep believing.

“The boring part is if you play for 0-0 you have no chance. When you create chance after chance on another day you might score six goals and it might be different.

“We need to get ready for Sunday and get those points back.”

Cech and Arsenal will look to get back to winning ways when they face Bournemouth at Dean Court on Sunday.