Petr Cech prompted huge smiles and broke hearts all at the same time this afternoon when he confirmed his transfer from Chelsea to Arsenal.
The 33-year-old goalkeeper leaves the Blues after 11 years of service and 13 major trophies to sign a long-term contract at their London rivals.
Arsenal sign Cech: Gunners confirm signing of Chelsea goalkeeper on long-term contract
There is a feeling among Gunners’ fans that they might just have acquired the link that has been missing in their recent failed attempts to win the Premier League title.
While emotional Chelsea supporters are regretfully saying goodbye and paying their tributes to a player who made over 490 appearances for the club after joining from Rennes for £7m in 2004.
Here is a selection of the best reaction from across the capital…
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Cech is the fucking bollocks he’s the best keeper in the league and we got him for 10.9 mil BARGAINSSSS
— callUM (@caazbucket) June 29, 2015
I’m honestly going to miss Petr Cech. This right here is a situation worthy of a couple thug tears. — MiddleClassDude (@Thabi_Kuswani) June 29, 2015
— Farid (@PerezMataCFC) June 29, 2015
Thank you Petr Cech for 11 brilliant seasons, huge shame about the injury, was an even better player before it happened.
— Michael Wake (@MikeJWake) June 29, 2015
Gonna hurt to see Cech in an arsenal shirt. Gonna hurt real bad.
— ¥oung Chri$tian (@MoosePrince) June 29, 2015
Petr Cech has been a great pro for us, nothing lasts forever all the same. Good bye & Goodluck Petr….you will be massively missed!!
— Faram ⌚ (@ItzArtest) June 29, 2015
Welcome to #AFC Peter Cech! What an amazing signing! No offence to what we have had but we haven’t had a keeper of this calibre since Seaman
— Barry Georgiou (@BazzaBReal) June 29, 2015