Petr Cech admits he’s had his eye on the upcoming fixture with Liverpool for a while, hoping the occasion will mark his 200th Premier League clean sheet.
The veteran keeper kept his ninth clean sheet of the season, only Manchester United’s David De Gea has more, in the 1-0 win over Newcastle United at the weekend and hopes Friday’s showdown at the Emirates will see him add to his tally.
“A few weeks ago, I hoped that, with so many games coming up before Christmas, that the Liverpool game would be the one where I could actually get the 200th, so it’s going to plan,” Cech told Arsenal.com.
“Hopefully we can get a win and obviously the clean sheet, but the win will be more important.”
Cech is way out in front in the all-time Premier League clean sheet list; he currently has 199 (162 for Chelsea, 37 for Arsenal), which is 30 more than David James.