Petr Cech has confirmed that he will call time on his playing career when his Arsenal contract runs out this summer.
The 36-year-old is one of the most decorated keepers in English football history, winning four league titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, the Champions League and the Europa League.
We’d love to say that was all achieved in Gunners colours, but he also had a spell at Chelsea before joining us three years ago.
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) January 15, 2019
In a statement released on social media, he wrote: “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 at the end of the season,” wrote the 36-year-old in a statement.
“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, then I am looking forward to seeing what life holds for me off the pitch.”
Petr has been usurped by Bernd Leno as Unai Emery’s first choice stopper this season, but he’s still playing a fair bit across the cup competitions. We look forward to giving him a proper farewell at the end of the season.