I Will Retire After Europa League Final – Petr Cech


Petr Cech said he is not taking into consideration his decision to retire having helped Arsenal reach the Europa League final.


The church started as Arsenal beat Valencia 4-2 at the Mestalla on Thursday to progress to the Europa League decider 7-3 on aggregate.

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.


Cech holds the record for the cleanest sheets in Premier League history, while he has won four Premier Leagues, five FA Cups, a Champions League and a Europa League.

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.

“You have days when you play well and you think you could continue, but I think I have made the decision with a lot of thought,” Cech said to BT Sport.

“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.”