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Arsenal keeper Cech sad to leave Emirates stadium with poor Brighton draw

Petr Cech has reaffirmed hopes he can retire from Arsenal a Europa League winner after their draw with Brighton.

The Gunners goalkeeper will retire at the end of the season, but hopes that he can lift the Europa League before then.

"I have mixed emotions because we wanted to win and obviously in this moment it's a very strange and new feeling for me because I know this will be my last time here at the Emirates," he told Arsenal Player.

"I wish that we could have won the game and finished the season at home on a high. We put ourselves in a good position to play until the last game of the season for a chance of the Champions League, but obviously we didn't manage to do that today, so it's mixed feelings for me.

"I'm sad on one side because my journey here is over, but we still have hopefully three weeks to go until Baku. We need to pick ourselves up and get ready for Thursday because this is most important.

"I have to say I'm very grateful to everyone because I came from a rival club and everyone accepted me. I've always believed that if you work for the team and work hard, then you'll give everything for the shirt. Hopefully I've done that. I have to say that I hope my last game will be in Baku. That would be the best thing.

"I want to progress to the final and lift one last trophy. I think everybody at Arsenal deserves that, so I hope we can make it."

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