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Petr Cech has completed his move to Arsenal for a fee believed to be around £10 million leaving Stamford Bridge for the Emirates Stadium on a four year deal.

The Czech Republic international goalkeeper has swapped London clubs after losing his place last season to Belgian Thibaut Courtois, sitting on the bench for the majority of the season. Jose Mourinho has allowed his number two to move to his rivals with Cech announcing his preference to move on after failing to win back his place.

Cech joined Chelsea from Rennes in 2004 and spent over 10 season at Stamford Bridge amassing a number of trophies under several managers including the Champions League, four Premier League titles and four FA Cup triumphs. The shot-stopper played nearly 500 games for the Blues in an 11 year spell at the club.

Arsenal have been beset with goalkeeper problems last season with Polish international Wojciech Szczesny falling out of favour with manager Arsene Wenger. Chilean goalkeeper David Ospina had emerged as the new Gunners number one but will now likely leave and head back to France, with Marseille reported to be interested.

Wenger will hope Cech could be the missing jigsaw piece that allows Arsenal to make a firm tilt at the title and it is yet to be seen whether Chelsea selling the highly rated goalkeeper to their rivals could ultimately cost them over the next few seasons.

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