March 12, 2018 / 7:11 AM / 8 months ago

Cech happy to end frustrating wait for 200th clean sheet

(Reuters) - Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is delighted to end a frustrating wait for his 200th Premier League clean sheet, the 35-year-old said after Sunday’s 3-0 Premier League victory over Watford.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper had to wait for 11 games to reach the landmark and produced an inspired performance that included a second-half penalty save from Watford striker Troy Deeney to help Arsenal seal the win.

“It’s been a while and I have to say it’s never happened that I’ve had to wait 11 games for a clean sheet,” Cech told the club’s website (www.arsenal.com).

“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.

“You’re 4-0 up and 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,” he added.

Victory for sixth-placed Arsenal took them to 48 points, eight points behind defending champions Chelsea.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru

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