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Cech relieved to finally hit clean sheet milestone

Petr Cech has revealed he feels relieved to finally reach the 200 clean sheet milestone in the Premier League after the Gunner’s 3-0 over Watford at the weekend. 

The former Chelsea star had been stuck on 199 Premier League clean sheets with a total of 11 games before his shut-out at Watford.

And the Czech international put on a stunning display at The Emirates to mark the occasion and help write himself into the annals of Premier League history.

Cech was on-hand to deny Watford on numerous occasions on Sunday, including from the spot, when he stopped Troy Deeney’s penalty at 2-0 – his first ever penalty save in an Arsenal shirt.

In reaching the two-century mark, Cech becomes the first ever keeper in Premier League history to do so, however the Gunners superstar says he feel more relieved than he does delighted.

“It’s been a while and I have to say that it’s never happened that I’ve had to wait 11 games for a clean sheet.” said Cech following his side’s victory.
“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.
“In the end, you are 4-0 up and we 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.”

To find his way out, Cech insists it came down to nothing more than hard-work and, perhaps, a change in attitude.

He continued: “Well, I always say when you go through a difficult period, the last thing you change is your work, your attitude and your precision in the every day work that you do.
“So I kept working and I kept working. I know how I managed to get this far, so I carried on my work and I thought that one day it would turn back.”

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