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Premier League news: Arsenal No.1 Petr Cech to retire at the end of the season

Yoga class descends into a fight at Fulham and Huddersfield will name Wagner’s replacement after City clash

Cech to hang up gloves

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has announced that he will retire from professional football at the end of the season.

The BBC reports that the 36-year-old won 13 trophies in 11 years at Chelsea before joining Arsenal in June 2015. At the Emirates Stadium he won the FA Cup in 2017.

“Having played 15 years in the Premier League and won every single trophy possible, I feel like I have achieved everything I set out to achieve,” said Cech. “I will continue to work hard at Arsenal to hopefully win one more trophy this season.

“This is my 20th season as a professional player and it has been 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so it feels like the right time to announce that I will retire. I am looking forward to seeing what life holds for me off the pitch.”

Fulham stars allegedly fight during yoga

A yoga class is usually meant to bring peace and harmony, but according to reports this is not the case at Premier League strugglers Fulham.

It’s alleged that Fulham stars Aleksandar ­Mitrovic and Aboubakar Kamara had to be “dragged apart” during the yoga class last week.

The Sun says the incident between the feuding forwards “stunned” boss Claudio Ranieri and left team-mates “gobsmacked”.

Huddersfield’s quick decision

Following David Wagner’s departure Huddersfield Town are planning to announce the German’s replacement after the Premier League clash against Manchester City on Sunday.

Sky Sports reports that the German manager left the bottom-of-the-table club by mutual consent yesterday and Mark Hudson will take charge of the team to face City this weekend.

Premier League results

Matchweek 22 results
  • West Ham United 1 Arsenal 0
  • Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Liverpool 1 
  • Burnley 2 Fulham 1 
  • Cardiff City 0 Huddersfield Town 0 
  • Crystal Palace 1 Watford 2 
  • Leicester City 1 Southampton 2 
  • Chelsea 2 Newcastle United 1 
  • Everton 2 AFC Bournemouth 0 
  • Tottenham Hotspur 0 Manchester United 1
  • Manchester City 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 

Next weekend’s fixtures

Saturday 19 January (3pm unless stated)
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Leicester City (12.30, live on Sky Sports
  • AFC Bournemouth vs. West Ham United 
  • Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace 
  • Manchester United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 
  • Newcastle United vs. Cardiff City 
  • Southampton vs. Everton 
  • Watford vs. Burnley 
  • Arsenal vs. Chelsea (5.30pm, live on BT Sport
Sunday 20 January
  • Huddersfield Town vs. Manchester City (1.30pm, live on Sky Sports
  • Fulham vs. Tottenham Hotspur (4pm, live on Sky Sports)

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