Petr Čech has completed Arsenal transfer from the English Premier League champions Chelsea on Monday. The official website of Arsenal have not disclosed the fee, but The Guardian reported that a fee of £10m has been agreed.
Čech recently underwent a medical at the Emirates and he was gearing up to don the Gunners jersey. Previously, he was with Chelsea for more than 11 years and he featured in 400-plus games for the Blues.
However, the 33-year-old goal-keeper has now signed a four-year contract with the Gunners. Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger was chasing him since 2013 and has stated that he has always wanted to have Čech in his squad.
"Petr Čech 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," Wenger said in an interview to the official website of Arsenal.
Čech would soon join his team-mates for the pre-season friendlies and begin preparations for the upcoming season of English Premier League that starts this August. His jersey number would be revealed soon via the Instagram account of Arsenal. Before leaving Stamford Bridge, he left a message for the Chelsea fans explaining his decision to move to the Emirates.
"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," Čech posted an image of his letter on his official Twitter handle.