Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has been quoted by the Daily Telegraph explaining what he’s found extraordinary after joining the club.
Arsene Wenger made a big statement earlier in the transfer window with an £11 million move for the experienced shot stopper, who moved after a very long and successful spell with Chelsea.
It was always going to be a difficult transition for Cech to make but it’s one he’s taking on and one which has been helped by a specific area he’s been impressed by, since he became a Gunner.
“What I’ve found is a group of players who work very hard and are focussed on what they are doing on the pitch to get ready,” he told the Telegraph.
“I’ve found the team spirit quite extraordinary. Everybody pulls in the same direction, which is why I believe we will have a successful season.”
Wenger will be delighted
The Arsenal boss will be extremely pleased that the mood in the camp seems to be so positive ahead of that game against West Ham.
It takes some of the pressure away from Wenger and is a positive mentality to have moving Arsenal in the right direction.
How it’s helped Cech
Cech is human and would have been wary of the impact of moving to the club from one of Arsenal’s fiercest London rivals.
What’s significant is that he’s been made to feel comfortable as he settles and buys into that team spirit.
That’s given him a platform to show why he’s still one of the best shot stoppers around, justifying Arsenal’s decision to get their hands on him.