Petr Cech expecting he will settle quickly at Arsenal

Petr Cech

The former Chelsea goalkeeper is confident of building an effective partnership with his new defence.

Petr Cech has told Arsenal’s official website that he is expecting to settle quickly at the club, with a full pre-season likely to help.

The goalkeeper joined from Chelsea on Monday, becoming Arsene Wenger’s first signing of the summer in the process.

It was a surprise move across London having spent the last 11 years at Stamford Bridge, where last season he became second-choice behind young Belgian Thibaut Courtois.

At 33-years-old, he has several years left in him at the top level, and he is confident he can build an effective understanding with the defenders at his new club.

“We will have the whole pre-season to work together and to get used to each other,” Cech told Arsenal Player.

“I will just need to find the understanding between me and the defenders. But we have a whole pre-season and the pre-season games to get used to each other and I think that we will find a way to make it work pretty soon.”

Cech will need time to adapt

The addition of Cech has solved a long-standing issue for the Gunners, in that they have needed a reliable goalkeeper for some time.

However, while many are anticipating a potential Premier League title challenge next season, expectations will have to be tempered as the goalkeeper will need some time to adapt to life in his new surroundings.

Similarly, as he anticipates, he will need to become accustomed to his new defence, with the one he will have in front of him arguably not as experienced or solid as the one he has left behind at Stamford Bridge.

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