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22/06/2015 13:40 BST | Updated 29/06/2015 16:59 BST

Arsenal Sign Peter Cech As Goalkeeper Leaves Chelsea After 11 Years

Peter Cech has signed for Arsenal in a deal that takes the veteran goalkeeper across London from Chelsea for a fee of around £11million.

According to the Mail, Cech could face his former club as early as August 2 for the Community Shield at Wembley.

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger said: “Petr Cech is a player that I have admired for a long time and I am very pleased that he has decided to join us. He has proven over many seasons that he is one of the outstanding keepers in the world and he will add great strength to our squad.”

The 33-year-old, who signed for the Blues in 2004, made nearly 500 appearances for the West London club, but was frozen out last year after the arrival of Belgian stopper Thibaut Courtois.

Arsenal players were quick to take to social media to praise their new colleague...

Petr Cech, welcome to Arsenal FC!Delighted to have a chance to learn from one of the best GK's in the world!Petr...

Posted by Wojciech Szczesny on Monday, 29 June 2015

Cech, who is a four-time Premier League winner, four-time FA Cup winner, three-line League Cup winner and a Champions League winner, will trouser around £100,000-a-week at the Emirates.

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