Petr Cech aiming to make Premier League history

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Petr Cech moved one step closer on Sunday towards making Premier League history.

Having moved across London last summer from Chelsea to Arsenal, Cech is aiming to become the first player to win successive Premier League titles with different clubs.

As reported by SkySports, Eric Cantona is the only player to have done similar in the history of English football; however, the Frenchman won the last Divison One title in 1992 before winning the first Premier League title with Manchester United the next year.


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Can Arsenal do it?

Arsene Wenger's side currently sit top of the Premier League, but only on goal difference from Leicester City. With Leicester widely expected to fall away at some point, Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City represent the biggest threat to Cech and Arsenal's aspirations.

The Gunners' run-in is challenging with away games to Manchester United, Tottenham, Everton and Manchester City all potentially hazardous.

Title rivals City looked in imperious form on Saturday as they swept aside Crystal Palace 4-0, with start striker Sergio Aguero looking back to his best.

On the positive note, Wenger's side have looked far more balanced this year. Arsenal's reputation for playing free-flowing football remains intact; however, with their wins over City and Bayern Munich, the Gunners have also shown an increased willingness to play on the counter-attack if required.

Star forward Alexis Sanchez is set to return, in some capacity, this Sunday when Arsenal host Cech's former club Chelsea and there remains a very real possibility that this could finally be the year when the Gunners win their first league title since 2004. 

How important is Cech?

In short, vital. The goalkeeper was calmness personified at the hostile Britannia stadium and has reformed the Arsenal defence.

Though he got off to a shaky start in the season opener against West Ham - he was culpable for both of the Hammers' goals - Cech has settled into life in north London and proved just how important a quality goalkeeper can be. 

Chelsea captain, John Terry, feared Cech could prove to be worth 12 to 15 points difference for Arsenal and with eight league clean sheets already, the keeper looks set on proving his former teammate correct.

Former Blues manager Jose Mourinho was adamant that Cech should not be allowed to join a direct rival; however, Roman Abramovich's kindness has presented the keeper with a real chance of making Premier League history.

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