Petr Cech confirms Arsenal squad number

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Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech will wear number 33 for the Gunners next season, it has been confirmed.

The former-Chelsea star completed his move to the Emirates Stadium earlier this summer and has spoken about his desire to form ‘part of the spine of the team’ as Arsenal challenge his former club for the Premier League title next season.

You might think 33 is a bit of a random number for a goalkeeper - even considering Wojciech Szczesny is number one and David Ospina is 13, the two traditional goalkeeper numbers.


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Well, as Cech explained on Twitter, there’s a few different reasons why he selected the number 33.

The ex-Stamford Bridge star wants to be the ‘spine of the team’ - and the spine has 33 vertabrae. Cech, 33, has also played 333 Premier League games so there’s plenty of significance to the number three as far as the Czech Republic stopper is concerned.

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The Colombian international must now be fearing for his place too as it’s almost certain that Cech will walk straight into the starting lineup for the Gunners.

He immediately upgrades what was a position of weakness for Arsene Wenger’s side, and his arrival should mean that Arsenal boast a much stiffer rearguard next season.

That will be key to their title aspirations as the attacking firepower is there to mount a serious assault on Chelsea’s crown.

What do you think Arsenal fans - is the Premier League title a realistic aim for Wenger’s side next season?

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