Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has hailed the summer arrival of Petr Cech as one of the key reasons the side top the league, report the Daily Mail.
The Gunners captured the legendary ‘keeper over the summer in a £10m deal from city rivals Chelsea, putting an end to their shot-stopper search.
Manager Arsene Wenger has struggled in recent years to truly identify a man between the sticks to emulate the likes of David Seaman and Jens Lehman.
Chelsea afforded him the chance to leave after eleven illustrious years at Stamford Bridge following the emergence of Thibaut Courtois.
However, landing the 33-year old Czech star has proved to be one of the most astute signings of the season.
Now, England star Walcott has heaped praise on the custodian after he broke the Premier League record for most amount of clean sheets yesterday, with 169.
‘He’s changed us completely in that back four. He’s a talker, he believes in us all’, revealed the speedster.
‘He’s very commanding, he’s a leader in the dressing room as well’.
Yesterday’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa not only sent the North London giants top of the Premier League, but it was the seventh time they have not conceded at all this term.
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