Video: Arsenal Keeper Petr Cech Plays in Goal During Ice Hockey Testimonial

Video: Arsenal Keeper Petr Cech Plays in Goal During Ice Hockey Testimonial

Petr Cech will go down in history as one of the greatest goalkeepers English football has ever seen – and his skills appear equally impressive on ice.

The Arsenal shot-stopper is expected to start tomorrow night’s Premier League opener against Leicester City at the Emirates.

However, Arsene Wenger still gave Cech permission to return home to the Czech Republic for an ice hockey game this week.

Following yesterday morning’s training session, the former Chelsea keeper boarded a flight to the Czech city of Brno, where he took part in legendary hockey player Martin Havlat’s testimonial.

Havlat played for six different teams throughout 15 seasons in the NHL – however Cech looked equally at home on the ice as he impressed during the first period.

Cech later confirmed that he was under strict instructions from Arsenal’s backroom team to return to London after the final buzzer.

He said, “I had to promise Arsenal that I would come back immediately after the match.

“I’ve got training in the morning, it was only a quick trip.”

The 35-year-old added, “You have to know your limits, do it reasonably and don’t get too tired. Spending one period on the ice is good exercise for me, a great experience and very enjoyable.”

Arsenal fans will be glad to hear that Czech has returned with no injury concerns, however, is it a risk the Gunners should be taking?

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