Cech wins Golden Glove award

Petr Cech claims his fourth Golden Glove award in his Premier League career after finishing off the season with 16 clean sheets.

Cech wins Golden Glove award
Cech has been one of Arsenal's most important players this season (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Petr Cech has won the 2015/16 Golden Glove award after David De Gea failed to keep a clean sheet last night.

The Golden Glove is awarded to the goalkeeper with the most clean sheets in a Premier League season, and the 33-year-old shot stopper claimed the award by just one clean sheet.

Cech kept 16 clean sheets in the league this term, one ahead of the aforementioned De Gea, and also one more than title winning keeper Kasper Schmeichel and England number one Joe Hart, who both made 15 clean sheets this season.

De Gea was close to claiming the Golden Glove award last night, but a 93rd minute own goal from Chris Smalling prevented the Spaniard from claiming the Golden Glove alongside Cech.

This is the fourth time Cech has won the Golden Glove award, the Czech Republic international won the award in the 2004/05 season and the 2009/10 season.

Cech has proven to be worth the summer outlay. | Image source: Sky Sports
Cech has proven to be worth the summer outlay. | Image source: Sky Sports

Impressive from the start

Cech won the award again in the 2013/14 season, however the award that season was shared that season as former Arsenal number one Wojciech Szczesny equalled the number of clean sheets Cech had made that year.

Before joining Arsenal from London rivals Chelsea in the summer, Blues captain John Terry stated that Cech was “worth 12 to 15 points”, and this season Cech has gone to match Terry’s statement to a tee as the veteran keeper conceded the least number of goals than any other keeper in the Premier League, who has featured in over 30 games this season.

Cech has been one of the Gunners most important players this season as Arsenal incredibly finished second place, one point ahead of North London rivals Tottenham.

The 33-year-old keeper also claimed two man of the match performances throughout the season for Arsenal, one against Liverpool at the start of the season, and the other away to Stoke City in January, in which both games finished 0-0.