Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told the club’s official website he feels there are two key ways that goalkeeper Petr Cech can help the side over the course of the season.
Cech was recently unveiled as the club’s latest high profile signing in the transfer market, as he joined from Chelsea in a deal worth £11 million.
He brings a number of things to the table in terms of his talent as a goalkeeper and Wenger has stressed that he also wants Cech to help the Gunners in another area.
“He can help us with the continuity of his performances and can help us to develop our keepers, who are top talents,” Wenger told arsenal.com.
“He can strengthen the belief in the team as well because when you sit in the dressing room and look around you, you need some people who can give you confidence.”
A role model
Cech’s experience and career in terms of being a goalkeeper in a successful Chelsea team makes him a role model to the younger goalkeepers at the club.
He can act as an inspiration for youngsters looking to rise up through the ranks over the next few seasons to give the manager extra options for the first team.
It also puts him in a very good position to be able to go to the younger players and offer some insight in terms of technique and organisation.
That successful career also means he brings a winning mentality into the equation.
Arsenal will be looking to build on the back-to-back FA Cup wins they have achieved and Cech is the sort of figure who will demand the very best from the Gunners as they look to chase down his old team in the race for the title.