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EPL: Arsenal Goalkeeper Petr Cech to retire at the end of the season

Arsenal Goalkeeper Petr Cech has revealed that he will retire from playing football at the end of the season.

The Czech International who joined Arsenal from Chelsea in 2015 has been playing in the EPL since 2004 and he is regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers.

He posted in a message on social media: “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 this season.

“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 and hopefully win one more trophy this season, then I am looking forward to seeing what life holds for me off the pitch.”

Cech has won four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three Leagues Cups, the Europa League, the Champions League and is the most capped player in Czech history with 124 appearances for the national side.

He made 333 Premier League appearances for Chelsea and has amassed 110 at Arsenal; and is the only goalkeeper to to have kept over 200 clean sheets — with 202 in total.

In the 2004-05 campaign, Cech set a record of conceding the fewest goals in Premier League history (15) and kept the most clean sheets (25) in a single campaign as Chelsea won the title under Jose Mourinho.

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