Arsenal goalkeeper, Petr Cech says he will quit professional football at the end of the Premier League season.
The former Chelsea shotstopper revealed this in a statement released through his social media accounts on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old ex-Czech Republic international, who wears a protective headguard during games since a skull injury in 2006, says this is the right time to call it quits.
“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,” he said.
“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 trophy this season, then I am looking forward to seeing what life holds for me off the pitch.”
Cech joined the Gunners from Chelsea in 2015, and holds a number of records in the Premier League, including most clean sheets (161) and longest streak without conceding a goal (903 minutes).
He won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a Champions League trophy while at Stamford Bridge.
With Arsenal, he also lifted the FA Cup in the 2016/17 season.
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