Petr Cech is set to begin a new chapter of his life at Arsenal after moving from Chelsea this summer, and he now has revealed the number that will be placed on the back of his Gunners shirt.
The Czech international has chosen No. 33 as his preference, but also offered a brilliant reason for doing so.
After finishing his first training session for Arsenal, Cech took to Twitter, posting a picture on the social media website confirming the news for fans
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The new star signing of the summer also said that he hopes to be the spine of Arsenal from the 2015/16 season onwards, further clarifying that a spine has 33 vertebrae and with him being 33-years-old, and having featured in 333 Premier League matches, it was an easy choice for him.
The Gunners have given Wojciech Szczesny the No. 1 shirt, while David Ospina will be sporting No.13.
Massive Signing for Arsenal
Manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he believes Cech’s knowledge and experience will help Arsenal become stronger than last season. At the same time he also revealed how difficult it was to sign Cech from Chelsea.
"It was a very, very tough decision because I have two great goalkeepers. I think Cech can make them better as well. He has huge experience and the fact that he has won more big trophies can strengthen the belief of the team.
"I still think he(Cech) has a huge hunger.When I saw him at Chelsea he was always convincing and I’m happy that we could do it.”
Cech is set to debut for Arsenal against his former club Chelsea as the two giants of London meet at Wembley Stadium for the Community Shield on August 2.
Arsenal fans, can Cech become the spine of your side for many years to come? Let us know in the comments box below.