Arsene Wenger says that signing Petr Cech was a difficult decision, but one he made because he feels it will improve the team.
With David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny in the squad already, the Arsenal manager believed his goalkeepers were far from a problem, but when the Chelsea man became available he moved for him to add more experience and winning mentality to his team.
Interestingly, the Arsenal manager is hopeful that the Czech international will help his other goalkeepers improve as well as the first team.
“It was a very, very tough decision,” he told Arsenal Player, “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. That can help them to develop and that’s what I expect from him.”
And he also hinted that if further improvements could be made if the right player was available.
““You always want to improve the experience level of your squad and I thought he could help us gain something on that front.”
It follows comments from both Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina about how they’re ready to learn from the new number 1 – and it’s certainly going to make for a competitive environment in that position throughout pre-season and during the 2015/16 campaign.