Arsenal enjoyed a great evening in the English Premier League as they eased past the newly promoted Bournemouth 2-0. The dominant display of the Gunners have made them temporary leaders of Premier League, but also witnessed their goal keeper breaking a record.
Petr Cech became the goal keeper with most number of clean sheets in the history of English Premier League. The Czech Republic international can now boast of 170 matches in his career without conceding a goal, surpassing former England international David James in the process.
Cech had spent eleven seasons at Chelsea before joining Arsenal in the summer, pushed out of Stamford Bridge by the emergence of a young Thibaut Courtois. But changing alliances didn’t stop him from his commanding performances under the bar.
The record is significant for the less number of games Cech played as compared to man whom he just beat to the record. David James took 572 games for his 169 clean sheets as against 352 games played by the Arsenal shot stopper.
We take a look at the top 10 goal keepers in the English Premier League history with most number of clean sheets. A number of legends are in the list, the likes of Manchester United legends Peter Schmeichel and Edwin Van der Sar and Gunner’s legend David Seaman are also present in the top 10 list.