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Petr Cech jokes: 'I could have joined Arsenal 11 years ago...I didn't miss much'

Published 01/07/2015 | 11:25

Petr Cech
Petr Cech

Arsenal signing Petr Cech aimed a cheeky dig at his new clun during his unveiling.

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The Czech keeper ended a trophy-laden 11-year association with Chelsea on Monday after finally completing a long-anticipated move to their London neighbours.

It is understood Cech has been signed for £10million and has penned a four-year deal.

The 33-year-old found himself behind Thibaut Courtois in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge last season and seized the chance of first-team football at another Premier League title challenger.

Arsenal have struggled to find a consistent keeper ever since the departure of Jens Lehmann in 2008, but Seaman reckons Cech's arrival will bring long-term stability.

After coming close to joining Arsenal, Cech said in an interview with Arsenal's official website: "I didn't really miss much but all I've managed to achieve in the past decade, if I can replicate here will be brilliant."


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said of the move: "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."

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