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Arsenal post Petr Cech tribute video after he breaks Premier League clean sheet record

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Arsenal's 2-0 win over Bournemouth saw the Gunners leapfrog Leicester City at the top of the table, at least until full-time of the Foxes' game with Manchester City on Tuesday night.

But it was also significant for another reason as it was the game that finally saw goalkeeper Petr Cech overtake David James and write himself into the record books as the goalkeeper with the most clean sheets in Premier League history.

The Czech stopper's eighth shutout since his move across London in the summer saw the 33-year-old surpass James, who recorded 169 clean sheets during his career.

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What makes the record even more significant is that Cech reached 170 in just 352 games compared to James' 572 during spells at Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham, Manchester City and Portsmouth.

Cech's arrival from Chelsea, where he kept 162 clean sheets, for £10 million is proving to be one of the signings of the season. 

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The 118-cap international has been an integral part of Arsenal's defence and has hardly put a foot wrong, barring the defeats to West Ham and Southampton.

And following his record-breaking night, the tributes have been flooding in from around the footballing world for one of the best goalkeepers to ever grace the hallowed turf.

Arsenal released a video on their official Facebook page that included words from Cech's former teammates Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard, as well as some of the best goalkeepers from past and present including Edwin van der Sar and Manuel Neuer. 

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