The Czech goalkeeper Petr Čech has beaten in his former English Premier League club Chelsea in his first competitive game for his new side Arsenal. The 33-year-old helped the Gunners to a 1:0 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield, a season curtain-raiser that pits the FA Cup winners against the holders of the league title. Čech achieved great success in 11 years at Chelsea, including winning the Premier League four times, the FA Cup four times and the Champions League in 2012.
Goalkeeper Petr Čech has made his debut between the posts for Arsenal in the final of a warm-up pre-season tournament in Singapore. Čech played in the final of the Barclay Asia Trophy against fellow Premier League team Everton. Arsenal won 3:1 with the final goal a consolation for the Merseyside team. Čech said after the game that he knew he would be the focus of attention and was pleased to have put in a good performance.
Czech international goalkeeper Petr Čech, who has just completed his transfer to London club Arsenal, officially opened his annual football summer school for children in Prague on Thursday. The training at Sparta Prague’s youth training centre at the Strahov stadium was also attended by Pavel Vrba, the coach of the Czech national football team. The two-day summer football school, which is now in its tenth year, is intended for young football players between seven and fifteen years of age.
Czech goalkeeper Petr Čech revealed Wednesday that he was close to moving to Arsenal in 2003 from his French club Rennes. At a press conference in Prague, Čech said that the only thing that stopped the transfer then were problems getting a work permit for Britain. Čech later moved to Chelsea. The 33-year-old ‘keeper said that Arsenal had the ambition and talent to win trophies and he would not have moved there if that had not been the case. His transfer from Chelsea, where he was recently number two goalkeeper, was confirmed on Monday.
London football club Arsenal confirmed on Monday it has signed a four-year contract for an undisclosed amount with Czech goalkeeper Petr Čech, posting photos of the acclaimed player with an Arsenal jersey. Arsenal are thought to have acquired the player for around £10m. Čech played 11 seasons with Chelsea, making more than 400 appearances. Čech said he was thrilled with the move and couldn't wait for pre-season training. The BBC reported that Čech also wrote in an open letter to Chelsea fans saying that he always expected to retire at Stamford Bridge but that he opted to leave after being replaced by Thibaut Courtois, playing only six matches for the Blues last year. According to sources, the Czech keeper was allowed to go to a Premier League rival in return for his many successful years of service which include a Champions League title and other honours.
According to the daily The Telegraph, football club Arsenal will announce the signing of goalkeeper Petr Čech on Monday. The legendary Czech keeper, the news site reports, passed his medical on Friday after he and the club agreed financial terms. Čech played 11 years for Chelsea, helping the club to countless trophies, including the Champions League in 2012. The deal with London rivals Arsenal is being seen as highly unorthodox and is being rued by some Chelsea fans and commentators. Čech lost his spot as No. 1 goalkeeper at Chelsea last season to Thibaut Courtois.
Czech goalkeeper Petr Čech is due to undergo medical tests today at Arsenal, the club which he is lined up to join on quitting Chelsea, according to the BBC. The two London clubs are said to have agreed transfer terms between them as well as with the number one Czech goalkeeper. Official confirmation of the transfer is expected to come at the start of next week. The transfer fee is rumoured to be around 11 million pounds for the 33-year-old.