Petr Cech tweeted this morning that this will be his last season in the Premier League.
The 36-year-old shot stopper revealed:
“This is my 20th season as a professional player and it is 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 to hopefully win one more (just ONE more?) trophy this season, then I am looking forward to seeing what life holds for me off the pitch…”
Cech has been replaced as Arsenal’s number one keeper by German Bernd Leno, and has been limited to a few games this season, so it seems like a good time for Cech to hang up his gloves and helmet.
There’s no denying Cech’s best years were at Chelsea, but he’s been a professional from day one at Arsenal and good luck to the little fella. There’s no news as yet to what he will do once he’s retired, guess there’s a chance he could take up a place behind the scenes at Arsenal. Watch this space for news on that as we get it.