Petr Cech can’t wait to make Arsenal debut
Petr Cech can't wait to make his Arsenal debut following his summer transfer from Chelsea
Petr Cech admits that he cannot wait to line up for Arsenal for the first time following his transfer to the north London club from Chelsea this summer.
The Czech Republic international joined the north London club on a long-term deal after being deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.
Cech, who won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League with Chelsea, joined Arsenal after falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge following Thibaut Courtois’ return from his loan spell at Atletico Madrid.
And the goalkeeper is thoroughly looking forward to making his Gunners debut in the coming weeks, as Arsenal prepare for their pre-season tour to Singapore.
Cech told Arsenal’s website: “I’m really looking forward to starting training and being a part of the team. It’s always the first step.
“The first game is very important for me so [I want to] get that under my belt as soon as possible. To get that feeling of how it is to be part of the team [is important] and it’s my first chance to get to know everybody.
“I think [the tour is] important because as a team you want to win games. Although you work hard on fitness in pre-season, it’s always good to get wins so if you can go and win your first few games and get used to winning, it’s the best thing.
“I’m looking forward to that because it’s the first opportunity to get that winning feeling at the start of the season.”
Cech has more than 114 caps for the Czech Republic and joined Chelsea from Rennes back in 2004.
He has passed his medical with the Gunners and will join up with his new team-mates shortly to begin preparations for the 2015-16 season.