Arsene Wenger says that Petr Cech’s recent form is evidence that the Arsenal keeper still has some years left at the top.
The former Czech international has been superb in recent weeks, perhaps his best run of games since joining the club two summers ago, and the Arsenal manager cited other players who have gone on to play well into their late 30s as an example.
Cech, who turned 35 yesterday, is far from finished, according to Wenger.
“You have examples like Edwin van der Sar, who had similar stature, who played until 40 and played until 40 with top-quality performances,” he said. “So yes, I think Petr has a few more years left,” the manager said.
“He has recently been very sharp. We have three world-class goalkeepers in my opinion and that maintains the focus of everybody. Petr has recently had some great performances.
“He’s highly focused and very professional. You do not make a career like he has made by coincidence. All that of course is always a consequence of the attitude to be a winner, the attitude every day to push yourself.
“Overall I think it’s fantastic to have people like that at the club.”
Hopefully he’s not too busy today against Everton (read the Arseblog preview here), and it’d be fantastic if he were to contribute to an FA Cup win against his old club next weekend.