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Arsenal Goalkeeper Petr Cech announces he will retire at the end of the season

Arsenal's Petr Cech will retire Credit: PA

In a statement published on Twitter, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech announced his plans to retire from professional football at the end of the 2018/19 season, saying:

"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.

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."

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