Veteran Arsenal shot stopper Petr Cech has declared his love for the FA Cup after his sides comfortable victory over Blackpool in the third round.
The former Chelsea number one has fallen down the pecking order at The Emirates but is still in the frame for game time in Arsenal’s cup ambitions.
The legendary Czech stopper spoke with pride about his five winners medals and clearly understands the significance of the famous old competition to English fans.
“Personally I love the competition, I haven’t played it much in my career but most of the time I played at the end and I have five [winners’ medals].’’ Cech told arsenal.com.
“I am very proud of them because it is a great competition to win and something to remember and something to look at one day when you retire.
“The FA Cup final is a special occasion for any player playing in England.”
At times The Cup can appear to be something of a second rate tournament. With half empty stadia and managers often selecting their second teams, so it’s good to hear a veteran winner like Cech speak with pride about his winners medals and fondness for its tradition.
With such experience and pedigree under his belt, Cech could well prove to be a useful asset to Unai Emery’s squad as he plots to win some silverware in his first season in charge at the club. Cech would clearly love to add a sixth medal to his collection in May.