Retiring Arsenal goal-keeper Petr Cech is looking to add one more trophy to his esteemed professional career.

The former Czech Republic and Chelsea stopper’s career will come to an end at the conclusion of this season and is hoping his Arsenal side can go on and come away with a Europa League crown.

The Gunners defeated Valencia in the first leg of their Europe League semi-final tie 3-1 at home while his former side Chelsea claimed a 1-1 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt who they host tomorrow.

The possibility of playing his former club in his last game is a tantalising prospect which Cech described as potentially being an emotional contest.

“It looks a big possibility, with us being in a good position and them having the second game at home. I don’t know if it’s a dream scenario or not,” Cech said.

“You have the last game of your career, a European final and then at the end you have an emotional attachment to the opposition team from the past, which probably is a bit too much. But if it happens, it happens. It’s the way it is.”

Arsenal will end their Premier League season on Sunday when they travel to Burnley as they currently sit fifth and will need to win the Europa League if they are to assure themselves of a Champions League place next season.

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