English Premiership

Cech delighted with clean-sheet milestone

2018-03-12 12:34
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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 quarter-finals.

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 club's website.

"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.

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