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Cech has 170 clean sheets in the Premier League.

Petr Cech speaks to Arsenal defenders in three different languages

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Right, it's official - Petr Cech is the coolest player in the Premier League. Maybe even the world.

The Arsenal goalkeeper keeps clean sheets for fun, is a machine behind the drums, and now it has been revealed he's super intelligent - what more do you want in a man?

The former Chelsea man recently gave an interview to the Mirror and talk turned to how he organises the Arsenal defence - which has conceded just 18 goals in the Premier League, making them the fourth best unit in the league.

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It transpires that Cech is able to speak five different languages - and uses his linguistic skills to ensure that Arsenal's defenders are all on the same page.

“I speak to the full-backs [Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin] in Spanish, to Koscielny in French and to Per in English because for him it is the same as me," he said. "He organises people in English. Sometimes foreign players wouldn’t know what you say. That’s when you realise it’s easier to say it in their language than hoping they will understand. It can happen.

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“I remember the first training with the team after the injury and there was a massive scramble in front of the goal. Everyone was trying to kick the ball, there were boots flying everywhere and I just dived in and grabbed the ball."

Cech's fine form this season has helped him surpass David James as the Premier League goalkeeper with the most clean sheets (170), but more importantly its propelled Arsenal up the table.

The Gunners are currently level on points with Leicester at the top of the table with a showdown against Newcastle to come this weekend.

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