Otherwise, the North London outfit will have to settle for a spot in the second tier European competition rather than the Champions League, for which they have qualified in the past 21 years.
"A European trophy is a European trophy," The Mirror quotes Cech as saying. "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 [by winning it] too. It is a fantastic memory for myself to look at the medal. I have only played in [the Europa League] once and was fortunate, in one go, to have won it. But obviously I would rather be in the Champions League, that's for sure. Let's see what will happen."
Arsenal still have an opportunity to win a trophy this season as they will face Chelsea in the FA Cup final.