Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech reached the 200 clean-sheet landmark in the game against Watford, and became the first goalkeeper in the Premier League to do so.
— Premier League (@premierleague) March 12, 2018
It took him 12 games since the 199th to reach this landmark, but the former Chelsea man says he believed in his work ethic and preparation to get him this far.
Reflecting on the two back-to-back wins in the Europa League and the Premier League, Cech has told his teammates to do whatever they can to avoid the traps of complacency, according to the Telegraph.
The win in the Europa League against AC Milan has given the Gunners a nice chance to secure qualification to the next round, and the convincing Premier League win at home against Watford has done much to lift some of the pressure off the shoulders of Arsene Wenger and his players – at least for a while.
The two positive results came after two weeks of torture, and that shouldn’t be forgotten very quickly. Because of the defeats to Ostersunds at home and twice by the same result (3-0) to Manchester City fell within that period, Cech has warned his teammates that it’s very easy to step back into a bad patch.
The experienced shot-stopper has urged the team to do whatever it takes to win as many games as possible in the rest of the season and then stop to look where they have come.
David Ospina is likely to retake the spot between the posts for the rematch against AC Milan on Thursday. Cech will have to wait until April 1st to try and continue his impressive count against Stoke, as the game against Leicester at the King Power Stadium will be postponed due to the Foxes’ involvement in the FA Cup next weekend. The new date of the game hasn’t been confirmed yet.
The Gunners can be backed at 19/20 to win the Europa League second leg against AC Milan at the Emirates.