Petr Cech said he is not taking into consideration his decision to retire having helped Arsenal reach the Europa League final.
The 36-year-old goalkeeper has announced he will suspend his gloves at the end of the season, drawing an end to a fine career.
The Czech will go down as one of the modern era’s greatest goalkeepers but while others have played on for much longer, he does not be disappointed, with his decision to retire.
“I could possibly go another two years, but I would rather retire early than too late. I wanted to do it on my terms.
“The last dream was to play this European final and it has come true, now the dream is to win it.”