"We are not competing against Tottenham Hotspur".
But Cech insists the title - and not just leapfrogging Tottenham - is still the Gunners' target. The Czech goalkeeper also said that Spurs need to win a trophy if they want to prove how far they've come under Pochettino's time as manager.
Despite talk about the continuous failings of Wenger and Arsenal, the Gooners have still won the FA Cup 3 out of the past 4 years. Their last UEFA Champions League campaign prior to this season was very uninspiring and disappointing, but they've made some major noise this year.
The focus will be squarely on Tottenham this weekend, however Arsenal's ambitions aren't only to finish ahead of Spurs.
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And Spurs now sit three places above the Gunners in third after 11 games of season. We were under pressure the last couple of years, people talking about winning trophies, obviously we are disappointed not to have won the title but we won FA Cups.
Tottenham have become an exciting project under manager Mauricio Pochettino, but while the positivity around the club that has ensued and the entertainment provided to the supporters in recent years should not be overlooked, it will nearly be for naught if it doesn't result in silverware.
"A lot has happened in the last few years", Eriksen told Sky Sports.
"There is always one odd year where things can change". Everything has been put into what we all wanted at Spurs.
"Spurs are the better team right now but to really have the upper hand they have to do it consistently over the next few years, although with the talented young squad they have I don't see why that won't be the case".