Arsenal seal £11m deal for Chelsea hero

Arsenal have completed the £11m signing of Petr Cech from bitter rivals Chelsea, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The Czech Republic international’s future at Stamford Bridge has been the subject of much debate for some time, with the player’s own admission that he was reluctant to spend 2015/16 in West London behind Thibaut Courtois having sparked a scramble.

Arsenal were long seen as the club most likely candidates to tie down the 33-year-old, and now reports claim that after weeks of negotiations an £11m deal has been reached.

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Cech is Arsene Wenger’s first addition of the summer, and is a signal of intent given that he’ considered to be one of the best goalies on the planet and has claimed top prizes such as the Champions League and Premier League with Chelsea.

His addition means it’s likely that David Ospina or Wojciech Szczesny will be moved on, with the former attracting interest from Fenerbahce.

Cech could face his old side in Community Shield action on his competitive debut for Arsenal.