Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech believes the Gunners are not far away from challenging for the Premier League crown. The north London club finished a massive 37 points behind champions Manchester City last season and this mostly resulted from their poor Premier League form on their travels.
The north London club suffered a drastic dip in form on their travels and they ended the season with their worst ever away run in over 50 years. Despite this, there is a sense of positivity around the club with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang impressing in the backend of the season and new manager Unai Emery can hopefully propel the club towards the top four, which should ideally be their aim next season.
Arsenal are yet to make any transfer deals for the summer but according to reports, they are making the moves to pursue at least one central defender. Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis has been earmarked as one of the prime candidates to fulfil the position and it will be interesting to see whether they can acquire his signature ahead of their many European rivals including Manchester United. Sokratis, who has one year left on his Dortmund deal, is currently valued at £17.5m.