Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Signing of Cech May Be Key for Gunners

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Signing of Cech May Be Key for Gunners

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DAVID Seaman believes the signing of Petr Cech could give Arsenal the consistency they need to mount a sustained title challenge.

The 33-year-old was Arsene Wenger's only signing during a quiet transfer window at the Emirates Stadium as the Arsenal boss looked to find a goalkeeper he could fully trust.

Cech, who won 13 major honours during an 11-year stint at Chelsea, moved across London and has played every competitive game since.

He may sit out tonight's night's third round Capital One Cup clash against fierce local rivals Tottenham, but he has been backed by former Gunners No 1 Seaman as a man who can turn the club into bona fide championship contenders.

"It is a problem solved for Arsene," Seaman said. "You have got a goalkeeper there with great quality, great experience and who commands immediate respect from the Arsenal players for what he has done in the game.

"David Ospina has done well and is a little unfortunate to find himself as No 2 Wojciech Szczesny has shown inconsistency and you can't do that as Arsenal goalkeeper. …

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