Cape Town - Veteran
goalkeeper Petr Cech is over the moon to have finally ended a
frustrating wait for his 200th Premier League clean sheet after helping
Arsenal beat Watford 3-0.
The 35-year-old produced one of his best performances in Arsenal
colours saving a second-half penalty from the Hornets captain Troy
Deeney to reach the milestone.
The victory over Watford completed a successful week for Arsenal
having also defeated AC Milan 2-0 during mid-week's Europa League
Cech, who joined Arsenal from London rivals Chelsea, had to wait
eleven games to reach the landmark and saved his first ever penalty
since joining the Arsene Wenger’s side.
"It’s been a while and I have to say it's never happened that I've
had to wait 11 games for a clean sheet," the lanky goalkeeper told the
"In the stretch it was quite frustrating at times. We had so many
games where we had a big result, especially at home when you take the
games against Everton and Crystal Palace."
"You are 4-0 up and conceded late goals. Sometimes you go through
stretches like that as a team, as an individual and obviously you have
to find your way out," he added.
Victory over Watford took sixth-placed Arsenal to 48 points, but they
are still eight points behind fifth-placed Chelsea in the race to
secure Champions League football for next season.