The Czech soccer goalkeeper Petr Čech says he intends to stay at his
English club Arsenal. There has been speculation that the 36-year-old could
leave the Emirates Stadium after Arsenal signed the young German goalkeeper
However, the Plzeň-born player says he plans to show new manager Unai Emery that he ought to be in the starting line-up when the season gets underway next month.
Snowboard champion Ester Ledecká, footballer Petr Čech and poet Karel
Sýs are among the 28 nominees for a state award proposed by the lower
house of Parliament. War veterans Josef Ocelka, Josef Bernát and
Květoslav Prokeš have been nominated for state awards in memoriam.
The country’s highest state distinctions – The Order of T.G. Masaryk, the Order of the White Lion and medals of merit are traditionally handed out by the president on October 28th, Czechoslovak Independence Day. Nominations are put forward by both houses of parliament and the president.
This year the anniversary will be especially important since it marks 100 years since the birth of Czechoslovakia.
Goalkeeper Petr Čech has won the Golden Ball for Czech footballer of the
year for the 12th time. The prize is decided by a poll of journalists.
Čech, who turned 36 on Sunday, finished ahead of midfielder Antonín
Barák of Italian club Udinese and Pavel Kadeřábek, a defender with
Last season the Arsenal man became the first goalkeeper in the English Premier League to achieve 200 clean sheets. Though now retired from the international game, he is the most capped Czech ever with 124 appearances.
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Čech has said continuity is a fundamental
principle for the club’s new manager who will take over from retiring
Arsène Wenger. The 35-year-old Czech said failure to respect that
principle could threaten the club with the same problems as Manchester
United after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Čech’s comments were reported in the London daily, the Evening Standard. The front runner to take over from Wenger is former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta, according to British media reports. Čech said Arsenal’s main league problem this year was dropped away points.
Arsenal’s Czech goalkeeper Petr Čech helped his team secure a last four
place in the Europa League on Thursday night against CSKA Moscow.
Arsenal took a comfortable 4:1 first leg lead into the second leg away tie. But the Gunners were given a shock after conceding two goals on either side of the half time break.
Late goals by Welbeck and Ramsey calmed their nerves ahead of the eventual 2:2 draw.
London football club Arsenal downed opponents CSKA Moscow on Thursday night
by a score of 4:1 in their first leg match-up in the quarterfinals of the
Europa League. Petr Čech was in goal for the Gunners, his first appearance
in the Europa League this season after the team’s designated goalkeeper
for the competition, David Ospina, suffered an ankle injury.
The second leg of the quarterfinal is in Moscow in a week’s time.