It has already been described by many observers as the missing piece of the jigsaw, considering the club’s apparent goalkeeping weakness since the days of former German idol Jens Lehman.
The now retired shot-stopper was a key member of the club’s Invincible reign, and while he’s not expecting Cech to prompt a similar outcome, Lehman does have high hopes for the Gunners’ latest acquisition.
”Petr has maybe five fantastic years still ahead of him, as long as he doesn’t get injured, so for me this is the best deal Arsenal could possibly have done this summer,” Lehmann told The Sun.
“I don’t think it’ll take him time to get used to playing with a new set of defenders. After all those years at Chelsea, he’ll have seen and been in many situations thousands of times before.”
What sort of impact will Petr Cech have?
While it’s hard to judge how much of an effect a goalkeeper has on a team, John Terry famously said his former teammate was worth at least an extra ten points a season for the Blues.
Cech has very little weaknesses, and his experience of winning multiple titles and being involved in most situations will prove invaluable for the club’s younger players.
A renowned vocal custodian, the 33-year-old will organise the Gunners’ defence accordingly and help put an end to the team’s long-standing frailty when defending set-pieces.