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Arsenal goalkeeper announced retirement from international football - reports

Arsenal and Czech Republic international goalkeeper Petr Cech has announced his international retirement according reports from Talksport.

The 34-year-old have a record of 121 appearances for Czech and featured in all three games as Pavel Vbra's side exited Euro 2016 at the group stage with just one point.

Cech saw his stock rise when he made his senior international debut in 2002 for Czech Republic and went on from there to represent the Czech Republic at Euro 2004 - where they finished third - and the 2006 World Cup before captaining the side at Euro 2008.

While 2006 proved to be his only chance to appear in the World Cup finals, Cech would go on to play for his country at Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 - but has now called time on his international career.

Arsenal tweeted on the official twitter that, "@PetrCech has announced his international retirement - congratulations on a record-breaking career," 
Cech himself posted a message as to his retirement accompanied by a picture of him in the dressing room with his Czech team-mates.

He wrote on Twitter that, "We lived some amazing moments together - Wishing the team all the best for the future #CZE,"
Cech moved to Arsenal last summer from London rivals Chelsea but ended his first season with the Gunners empty-handed as they finished a distant second to surprise Premier League champions Leicester.

During the season, Cech did take the record for the cleanest sheets in Premier League history and now, having won four league titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League across town at Chelsea - he is setting his eyes on lifting trophies once again.

"For the next season the aim is to add some silverware into the cabinet, but we expect a big challenge as well," he told Sky Sports News on Thursday.

"So many teams are buying players and improving, everybody wants to be in the top four, and will be challenging for the title."

1 comment:

  1. His retirement will see him focus more on Arsenal. We love #Cech. Good job @George.