It's Official! Petr Cech Joins Arsenal
The 33 year old goalkeeper has joined Arsenal from their rivals Chelsea on a long-term contract for an Undisclosed fee.
It’s official… @PetrCech has agreed to join @Arsenal! Full story here: http://t.co/09V3x81fiQ #WelcomeCech pic.twitter.com/Ov0UmAk2U5— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) June 29, 2015
Jose Mourinho was keen on keeping Cech ahead of next season, but Cech is a great goalkeeper and one would not expect him to play second best at Chelsea for another season after playing as a reserve goal keeper for majority of last season.
This is what Arsene Wenger has to say about their new signing: “Petr Cech is a player that I have admired for a long time and I am very pleased that he has decided to join us. He has proven over many seasons that he is one of the outstanding keepers in the world and he will add great strength to our squad.”
Cech has this to say about his new move: “I’m really excited about joining Arsenal Football Club and can't wait to join up for pre-season. I have the same commitment to football, the same motivation and the same hunger for success as I had at the beginning of my career, and I love the challenges brought by the top quality players you face while playing in the Premier League. When Arsène Wenger spoke to me about his ambitions for this club, and how he saw me as part of this team, the decision was clear.”
Cech has completed his medical and will join up with his new team-mates shortly to begin preparations for the 2015/16 season.