Petr Cech has agreed personal terms with Arsenal and the Gunners are set to confirm his signing on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.
The 33-year-old stopper has made over 400 appearances for Chelsea during his 11-year stay at Stamford Bridge, where he won multiple trophies, including the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League and the FA Cup.
Regarding Cech, Arsène Wenger had said: “Petr Cech 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.”
On his move to Arsenal, Cech said: “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.”
Cech has just completed his medical and will join his new team-mates soon. He might feature against Chelsea in the FA Community Shield, the season-opener for top-flight English Football.