Arsenal’s goalkeeper, Petr Cech announces retirement at the end of the season

Arsenal’s goalkeeper, Petr Cech announces retirement at the end of the season

Arsenal’s goalkeeper, Petr Cech earlier today announced his retirement from the sports after over two decades of being a professional.

Cech made the abrupt announcement in a text-laden Instagram post, stating that, after 20 years of professional soccer and having won every trophy available, the time is right for him to hang it up, while also promising to also fight to help Arsenal win one more trophy while he is still with the club.

 

The former Czech shot-stopper has seen his chances limited after the purchase of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen during the summer transfer window.

He started the season as the first-choice goalkeeper but after a hamstring injury during Arsenal’s home win against Watford in late September, he was relegated to being the back-up duties featuring in the FA Cup and Europa League only.

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Cech joined Arsenal from Chelsea in 2015 after winning both the Premier League and the Champions league in his 11 years with the Blues.

Regardless of Arsenal’s current state of affairs, Cech’s legacy will always be one of success.

During his club career, he has won the Premier League, the Champions League, the FA Cup, the Community Shield, the League Cup, and the Europa League.

He has set the record for most Premier League clean sheets with 202, and has accrued countless honours for his International duty, having been the Czech Republic’s most capped player with 124 appearances.

 

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