Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech made his first appearance for the club on Saturday and praised the quality on show during his new team’s 3-1 Asia Trophy victory over Everton, the Daily Mail report.
The Czech Republic international was the subject of one of the most standout transfers of the summer, trading Premier League winners Chelsea for their London rivals.
Cech may have only been second choice in West London but the Gunners won’t mind too much as he’s an evident improvement on what they already had and potentially a key piece of the title-challenge jigsaw.
Making his debut against Everton in the Asia Trophy, he displayed assurance in abundance and told reporters after the game how pleased he was with his concentration levels.
"It was great finally to have a game under the belt, the first game for me with the team. It was important to get fit and now to know everybody around and then to win the game," Cech explained.
"I'm happy with the way I played. One or two passes were not great, but it was the first game of pre-season and glad I went through 90 minutes and I was happy with the way I concentrated all game."
What will Petr Cech bring to the Arsenal team?
While David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny are more than capable shot stoppers, where they fall behind Cech is in experience, leadership skills and communication between the back five.
The 33-year-old was barking orders out to his new team-mates, organising them accordingly at set-pieces and making them aware to potential dangers against Everton, rare traits only the very best can apply.
Most Premier League observers are adamant that Cech will make a telling difference at the Emirates Stadium, with his sheer presence expected to help breed confidence from a defensive perspective.