Arsenal sign Petr Cech from Chelsea in a £10m deal

Arsenal sign Petr Cech from Chelsea in a £10m deal

Arsenal have signed Petr Cech from Premier League Champions Chelsea in a £10m deal.

Cech, 33, signed a four-year deal at the Emirates on monday after the two clubs agreed a £10m fee.

The Czech Republic International joined Chelsea in 2004 and went on to play more than 400 times for the Blues. However, the arrival of Thibaut Courtois saw Cech make just six league appearances last season.

Cech wrote to Chelsea fans in an open letter saying – “Last summer, things changed and I understood I was no longer the first-choice keeper, but I felt it was not the right time for me to go.

“During the season, it became clear that my situation would not improve and – as I know I am not at the stage of my career where I want to be on the bench – I made my decision to move and look for new challenges.”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger went on to add – “Petr Cech is a player I have admired for a long time and I am very pleased he has decided to join us.”

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