Arsenal Goalkeeper Petr Cech Communicates with His Team-Mates in 3 Languages

Joe GallagherFeatured ColumnistDecember 30, 2015

Arsenal's Petr Cech waves to the fans at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Bournemouth at Emirates stadium in London, Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Arsenal won the match 2-0, they now go top of the Premier League table. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Petr Cech has earned his applause after setting a Premier League record with his 170th clean sheet on Monday night.

The Arsenal goalkeeper was labelled the best in league history by ex-Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard and proved his efforts are even more impressive by revealing that he uses three different languages to communicate with his back four.

The Mirror reports that Cech speaks five different languages: English, Czech, French, Spanish and German.

The stopper speaks to the Gunners' wide defenders—Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal—in Spanish, Laurent Koschielny in French and Per Mertesacker in English.

"I speak to the full-backs in Spanish, to Koscielny in French and to Per in English because for him it is the same as me," he said.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21:  Petr Cech of Arsenal celebrates with Per Mertesacker of Arsenal on the final whistle during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on December 21, 2015 in London, England.
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"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."

Arsenal, who now top the Premier League following Monday's win over Bournemouth, face Newcastle this weekend before hosting Sunderland in the third round of the FA Cup.