Petr Cech said he had the “same hunger for success” after his move across London from Chelsea to Arsenal was confirmed Monday when the Gunners announced he had agreed to join them on a “long-term contract for an undisclosed fee” from the Premier League champions.
The 33-year-old Czech international goalkeeper made over 400 appearances during 11 years at Stamford Bridge after joining from French club Rennes.
Cech, however, has recently found himself playing understudy to Belgian-shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois and made just 15 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea last season.
Arsenal manager Wenger added: “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’.
Although the fee was undisclosed, several British media outlets reported Cech had been signed for £10 million ($16 million, 14 million euros) on a four-year deal.