The Gunners struck in stoppage time for the third game running to beat Burnley 1-0 at the weekend and although they trail leaders Manchester City by 12 points, heading into the game with Huddersfield, Cech insists there is a long way to go.

“We need to play game by game and not think too much about what’s going on around us because the only way is if you win your game you give yourself a chance, so this is what we have in our mind,” said the Gunners goalkeeper.

“We win our game and let’s see how the others are going. The teams at this moment who are above us, if they keep going and keep winning, then you can’t catch them, but you need to make sure that you win your game first and then let’s see what will happen.”

Arsene Wenger’s side, buoyed by the previous week’s north London derby success against Tottenham, have struggled on the road – victory at Turf Moor was just their second away win in the Premier League this season.

But they have won four of their last five in the top flight and have closed to within a point of third-placed champions Chelsea.

“There are so many games to be played and so many points to play for and you don’t reach your goals after 13 games, you need to carry on for 30 games, with consistency obviously,” Cech said.

“There can be plenty of twists in the table as well because you win two games in a row you climb up and you can draw and fall out of the top four, so it will go pretty quick and is very packed up there and will be I think until the end of the…

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