Arsenal Keeper Petr Cech to Retire at the end of this Season

Petr Cech of Arsenal. Photo by TGSPhoto/REX/Shutterstock (10054904ai)

Arsenal goalkeeper Peter Cech on Tuesday announced he will retire at the end of this season, closing a career that spanned 20 years, including 15 in the premier league.

“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,” – the former Czech Republic international said. “I will continue to work hard at Arsenal to hopefully win one more trophy this season.”

Czech, 36, spent most of his Premier League career at Chelsea. He won 13 trophies in the 11 years he was with them and kept a record 228 clean sheets. In 2015, Cech joined Arsenal after losing his place to Thibaut Courtois and helped them with the 2017 FA Cup.

Both Arsenal and Chelsea thanked Cech for his contributions to the clubs.

“For your consummate professionalism for being the perfect role model, for the 50 clean sheets, for your honesty, your integrity and for your inspiring work with the Arsenal Foundation, we want to say—thank you Petr Cech,” Arsenal said of Czech through a tweet.

Chelsea released a short statement that sums up what the keeper did for them.

“A champion on and off the pitch. Enjoy your retirement,” the statement read.