Cech Will Play The Last Game Of His Career In The Europa League Final Against Chelsea. Read What He Has To Say

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Petr Cech is a Chelsea legend in his own right and won everything in the 11 years he spent at Chelsea.

However, Petr Cech, will be in goal for the Gunners in the last match of his playing career in Baku on May 29.

The former Czech Republic international, who turns 37 later this month, helped the Blues to lift the Champions League in 2012 and also the Europa League the following year ,will be aiming for a second Europa League trophy and have his former side as his last opposition.

Cech is targeting to end his career with the Europa League trophy and believes that it’ll be special since it’ll be against Chelsea.

“It will be remarkable to end my career against Chelsea,” Cech told BT Sport after the Gunners won 4-2 at Valencia on Thursday to complete a 7-3 aggregate victory and reach the final.

“The last dream was to play this European final and it has come true. Now the dream is to win the trophy.”

Cech left Chelsea for Arsenal in 2015 after losing his spot as first choice goalkeeper to Thibaut Courtois. Cech made 333 appearances for the Blues and won every title, but had to leave Stamford Bridge in 2015 after losing his shirt.

While Cech believes he could continue playing at the top level, he insisted that he is not going to re-think his decision to retire and that the final in Baku will be his last competitive game.

“You have days when you play well and you think you could continue, but I think I have made the decision with a lot of thought,” Cech said.

“I could possibly go another two years but I would rather retire early than too late.”

Cech has recently revealed that he had to persuade Roman Abramovich to let him leave Chelsea and join Arsenal.

Cech recalls, according to Daily Mail: “I had a meeting at his house. We sat down, I expressed the reasons why. I was nervous — this was what I wanted to do and I didn’t have a plan B.

“He wasn’t too happy but he knew I had done everything for the club. It was his decision, so he closed his eyes and said, ‘OK, you can go’.

“Playing against Chelsea in the final looks a big possibility, with us in a good position and them having the second game at home.

“I don’t know if it’s a dream scenario. You have the last game of your career, a European final and then you have an emotional attachment to the opposition team, which probably is a bit too much. But if it happens, it happens.”

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