Cech proud of clean sheet record

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has admitted he is proud to have surpassed David James' clean sheet record in the Premier League in Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Bournemouth on Monday.

The Czech Republic international kept his 170th Premier League clean sheet against the Cherries, and subsequently praised his teammates for not allowing their concentration to slip in the latter stages of the contest.

"It is not every day you break the record of the best league in the world," Cech told Arsenal Player. "I must say at the end of the game I was proud.

"I was really pleased we won the game as well because after the game we had at Southampton we had to bounce back in style.

"Overall we had a good performance and near the end, in the last five or 10 minutes, I started to check the clock as you start to think, 'OK, that is the game and you need to see it through and not concede' and we did well not to.

"We concentrated until the last second because if even if you concede in the last three minutes then there is added time then it can be a very long five minutes.

"There can be a mistake and then you can lose the game and you need to concentrate from the start to the finish.

"It cannot be easy sometimes when you are in control and you are 2-0 up and the opposition is pushing for that goal.

"You have to make sure you are professional, organised and do the right things and we knew how to do it."

The Gunners moved one point clear of Leicester City at the summit of the Premier League standings on Monday, ahead of Manchester City's clash with the second-placed Foxes at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday evening.

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