Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says he is hoping to go out on a high by lifting one more trophy, and has set his sights on Europa League glory. Cech joined the Gunners from London rivals Chelsea in 2015, having won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, the Champions League and Europa League at Stamford Bridge.
Although he has been replaced by Bernd Leno as Emery’s first-choice goalkeeper, Cech has been playing in the Europa League and is expected to start the second leg of their semi-final clash with Valencia on Thursday night. Having won the first leg 3-1, Cech is now targeting a trip to Baku on May 29 to lift one more piece of silverware before hanging up his boots – with an emotional meeting with former club Chelsea in the final still a possibility.
“I’m sad on one side because my journey here is over, but we still have hopefully three weeks to go until Baku” Cech said. “We need to pick ourselves up and get ready for Thursday because this is most important. “I have to say I’m very grateful to everyone because I came from a rival club and everyone accepted me.
I’ve always believed that if you work for the team and work hard, then you’ll give everything for the shirt. Hopefully I’ve done that. “I have to say that I hope my last game will be in Baku. That would be the best thing. I want to progress to the final and lift one last trophy. I think everybody at Arsenal deserves that, so I hope we can make it.”