Arsenal playing in Europa League would not be so bad, insists Cech
Petr Cech insists Arsenal should not despair if they are only able to secure Europa League football in 2017-18.
“A European trophy is a European trophy,” Cech told reporters after Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over relegated Sunderland.
“I have to say you want to have the Champions League one rather than the Europa League one but you can see more and more, big teams are treating the Europa League with respect because it is a European trophy.
“Now you can qualify for the Champions League too.
“I have to say it is a fantastic memory for myself to look at the [Europa League] medal. I only played in it once and was fortunate in one go to have won it.
“But obviously I would rather be in the Champions League, that is for sure. Let’s see what will happen.”