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Petr Cech can be Arsenal's new David Seaman, claims former Arsenal star

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Petr Cech can be Arsenal's new David Seaman. That is the view of former Gunners man Ray Parlour.

The Emirates club have been crying out for a world class goalkeeper since Jens Lehman left the club, and Parlour believes they finally have their man in Petr Cech.

Speaking at a Telegraph event, in association with Virgin Media, the former Midfielder believes Cech still has many years ahead of him at Arsenal despite being 33.

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He said: "I played in Arsenal teams with great goalkeepers, with David Seaman and then Jens Lehmann, who was brilliant when he came in. I think Petr Čech will be similarly superb – what a signing.

"In goalkeeping terms he is still a young man, at 33. You look at Edwin Van der Sar, who signed for Manchester United in his mid 30s, and what an impact he had. With Čech in goals I thought Arsenal’s back four looked a lot more solid in the Community Shield. He has that experience of playing in big games, is commanding."

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Arsenal have often being criticised for their fragile defence in recent years, but in the traditional curtain raiser they produced a solid and resolute defensive display to keep out Premier League champions Chelsea.

It may be harsh on former number one David Ospina, who produced some fine performances in Arsenal's strong run at the end of last season, but the signing of Cech adds some extra security and belief in the Gunners defensive line-up.

Having won everything on offer during his time at Chelsea, Cech moves to Arsenal with an outstanding CV as one of the worlds top goalkeepers and Arsenal supporters are now believing they have a squad assembled to win their first Premier League title since 2004.

Question marks still remain on whether Arsenal have the strikers needed to gain the Premier League title. They have been linked with Karim Benzema throughout the summer.

However, if Arsenal can avoid an injury crisis throughout this campaign they are sure to be there or there about come the end of the season.

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