Arsenal have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Petr Cech from London rivals Chelsea on a long-term contract.
The 33-year-old passed a medical and agreed personal terms with the Gunners last week, and has now completed a transfer for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £10.9m.
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The four-time Premier League winner leaves Stamford Bridge having lost his place in to Thibaut Courtois last season.
Blues owner Roman Abramovich has granted the Czech international centurion a controversial cross-capital switch because of the loyalty and professionalism shown during his 11 years with the club.
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Cech, who is only four shutouts away from breaking David James’s record for most Premier League clean sheets, made 493 appearances for Chelsea after joining for £7m from Rennes in 2004.
The goalkeeping ranks have long been considered a weak link at the Emirates Stadium, and the arrival of Cech is expected to make the Gunners title contenders next season.