Arsenal keeper, Petr Cech is ready to hang up his boots. He announced that he will retire at the end of the current season.
The 36-year-old spent 11 years at Chelsea where he won four Premier League titles, four FA cups, three EFL cups, two Community Shields, one Champions League and one Europa League titles before joining Arsenal in 2015.
In a statement on his instagram handle, it read:
“Having played 15 years in the Premier League and won every single trophy possible, I feel like I have achieved everything I set out to achieve. I will continue to work hard at Arsenal to hopefully win one more trophy this season. This is my 20th season as a professional player and it has been 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so it feels like the right time to announce that I will retire. I am looking forward to seeing what life holds for me off the pitch.”
Cech’s career was in doubt in October 2006 when he required surgery for a skull fracture after a collision with Reading’s Stephen Hunt.
The keeper was out for three months and since then has always worn a protective head mask during games.
He has kept a total of 202 clean sheets in 443 appearances in the premier league.
By Chineze Ogugua
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