Arsenal Goalkeeper Petr Cech has announced that he will retire from playing at the end of the season.
The veteran shot-stopper revealed his decision on social media on Tuesday, declaring that after 20 years as a professional, he had elected to call time on a trophy-laden career.
“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 the 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 trophy this season, then I am looking forward to seeing what life holds for me off the pitch.”
Cech, who has 124 caps for his country, arrived in the Premier League in 2004, after Chelsea spent £7million to take him from Rennes.
In his debut season, under Jose Mourinho, he kept 24 clean sheets in 38 matches – the most in a single season – as the club strolled to a first Premier League title, conceding just 15 times in the process.
MySportDab report He spent 11 years at Stamford Bridge, winning four Premier League crowns, four FA Cups and three League Cups.
Since leaving Chelsea, Cech has made 129 appearances for Arsenal, winning the FA Cup in 2017.