Petr Čech’s superb performances of late have gone relatively unmentioned, which is surprising given his inconsistencies for large spells this season for which he was criticised.

To his credit, Cech has excelled when called upon on a number of occasions in recent weeks after returning from injury.

A Man of the Match display despite defeat in the north London derby as well as important first-half stops against Sunderland in midweek, Yaya Touré, and Riyad Mahrez, he has responded to criticism of his performances by showcasing his shot-stopping ability.

Cech turned 35 on Saturday and having kept 12 clean sheets in the Premier League this term, he’s fifth in the league when compared with his opponents.

During the pre-Everton briefing, Wenger hailed the experienced goalkeeper for his importance to the side and how there’s still plenty more to come from him too.

As quoted by the club’s website Wenger said, “You have examples like Edwin van der Sar, who had similar stature, who played until 40 and played until 40 with top-quality performances.

“So yes, I think Petr has a few more years left. He has recently been very sharp. We have three world-class goalkeepers in my opinion and that maintains the focus of everybody. Petr has recently had some great performances.

“We have three world-class goalkeepers in my opinion and that maintains the focus of everybody. Petr has recently had some great performances,” Wenger continued.

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