Arsene Wenger says Arsenal's Petr Cech is perfect in his position

Petr Cech

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has made a big impression on the club.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says goalkeeper Petr Cech is the perfect number one and has labelled the Czech Republic international 'a leader on the pitch', the Mirror report.

Cech arrived at the Emirates from rivals Chelsea in the summer, a deal which was widely praised by the club’s supporters as well as a number of Premier League observers.

Aside from an opening day blip, his performances so far have been outstanding and Wenger feels his experience, leadership and obvious goalkeeping abilities make him the perfect number one.

“He has given us all his experience and his leadership because he is a leader on the pitch. He talks, is brilliant intellectually, he can analyse and is highly focused. He is the perfect goalkeeper,” Wenger said.

Cech joining Arsenal was a big statement of intent from the club and a clear sign that Wenger recognised a weakness within his squad and brought in a ready-made improvement.

The former Chelsea ace has played every Premier League game so far, conceding only eight goals and keeping a league-high seven clean sheets to date.

Ironically, his decision to leave the Blues has coincided with a disastrous start to the season for Jose Mourinho’s men as they currently sit in 15th position, 10 points shy of the top four.

At 33, Cech still has plenty of time left at the top and if he can contribute to his side winning the Premier League title this season, he will likely go down as one of the club’s greatest signings in recent history.

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