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Arsenal still on target for success, insists Petr Cech

By Staff Reporter

Petr Cech has backed Arsenal to recover from their worst-ever European defeat and qualify for the Champions League knock-out stages.

The Gunners suffered a sobering 5-1 defeat away to Bayern Munich on Wednesday night to leave them bottom of Group F and with progress to the last 16 now out of their hands.

But goalkeeper Cech (pictured), whose last appearance at the Allianz Arena saw him lift the Champions League trophy as Chelsea beat Bayern on penalties, reckons everything is still to play for.

"Of course we can still qualify," he said. "You win two games and we need to make sure the head to head against Olympiakos is in our favour and then we can go through.

"Everything is possible and we have two games to play. We have to regroup and continue fighting until the last minute.

"Obviously this was not a day we wanted, but in a way the situation in our group hasn't changed much," he added.

Arsene Wenger's side have a great chance to bounce back from the defeat in style as they host north London rivals Tottenham on Sunday looking to maintain their impressive league form.

"Every game comes thick and fast and you have to make sure you recover and move onto the next one," Cech added.

"We need to do better defensively and be more aggressive."

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