New Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has taken to social networking site Twitter in order to reveal to supporters his squad number for the upcoming campaign.
The Czech Republic international caused quite a stir in the capital this summer, trading Premier League champions Chelsea for the Gunners after spending 11 years at Stamford Bridge.
It was a transfer which Blues boss Jose Mourinho may not have wanted, but after all the success Cech has experienced at Stamford Bridge, it was one he seemingly reluctantly agreed to.
The 33-year-old’s switch to the Emirates poses a big question ahead of the new campaign – who will take the club’s number one shirt for the upcoming campaign?
Well, taking to Twitter in order to shed light on the conundrum, Cech has instead opted for 33, explaining the number coincides with his age and his overall tally of 333 Premier League appearances.
Hope to be a part of the spine of the team - spine has 33 vertebrae ... pic.twitter.com/FaWncPx4sM— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) July 11, 2015
In spite of opting for the number 33 shirt, the former Rennes man was brought in as the club’s number one, leaving Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina to challenge to be his deputy.
It’s a role which the latter in particular may not be too fond of, especially considering he broke into the first-team picture last season and played particularly well for Colombia at this summer’s Copa America.
Still, tough decisions need to be made and many Premier League observers feel Arsene Wenger's men have taken a big step towards mounting a serious title challenge with the acquisition of Cech.