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Petr Cech explains what Arsenal can learn from Jose Mourinho

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There's no doubt that Arsene Wenger's legacy will never be forgotten at Arsenal. 

The French manager has just started his 21st season in north London and is under contract until 2019. 

It's believed that he will finally leave the Emirates once that deal finishes, 23 years after he arrived at the club. 

Despite not winning the Premier League since 2004, Wenger has guided Arsenal to a number of other major trophies, most recently winning the FA Cup last May. 

Even if he doesn't win any more honours over the next two seasons, he'll have a place in English football history as a man who revolutionised the game. 

With the international break over, attentions have turned back to club football and this weekends fixtures. 

The Gunners are at home to Bournemouth on Saturday, looking to kick-start their season after a poor start. 

They've taken just three points from three games and are 16th in the table. An opening night win against Leicester City was followed by defeats to Stoke City and Liverpool.

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Their form completely contrasts league leaders Manchester United. Jose Mourinho, one of Wenger's biggest rivals, has led his side to three wins from three games.

The Red Devils have beaten West Ham United, Swansea City and Leicester and they don't look like dropping points anytime soon.   

It's fair to say Mourinho is doing what he does best - winning. And Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech believes his side and his manager could learn a thing or two from the United boss.   

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“He thinks only about victory, whatever the price," Cech said, as per the Daily Mail

"He hates draws. If we returned to the dressing room with a draw, it was known that he would not be satisfied."

That philosophy is one that differs from Wenger's. At times it seems that the Frenchman would prefer to lose a game playing beautiful football, rather than winning it ugly.


But the Czech keeper hinted that things may be changing at the Emirates. 

"The philosophy at Arsenal is completely opposed to this: it is not win at all costs but we want to win with a good way of playing. This is beginning to change in our approach."

“I think we found good balance during the last weeks of last season. The main idea today is to continue to control the game including securing our advantage at the back.” 


If the Gunners do find the right balance for the rest of the season, they may be able to challenge at the top again under Wenger. If not, fans may be calling for his head before 2019. 

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