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Arsenal boss speaks of the importance of star veteran for his side

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that the club’s summer signing Petr Cech can help the other goalkeepers at the club into developing in an even better way.

The Frenchman was quoted telling the club’s official website: “He [Cech] can help us with the continuity of his performances and can help us to develop our keepers, who are top talents. He can strengthen the belief in the team as well because when you sit in the dressing room and look around you, you need some people who can give you confidence.”

The club currently have the likes of David Ospina, Wojciech Szczesny and Emiliano Martinez as the other goalkeepers at the club. And while Cech’s arrival has actually made it difficult for them to land regular game time at the Emirates Stadium, Wenger is also right in his assessment that the presence of the highly experienced Chelsea legend in the side would help in their development.

Szczesny and Martinez, however, are understood to be nearing a loan move away from the north London club this summer.

Meanwhile, the Frenchman also went on to say that Cech was always expected to move this summer, as Chelsea couldn’t have managed to keep him as their second choice keeper for long, especially as he is already 33 years old now. Additionally, Wenger also said that Cech’s special relationship with the Blues’ owner Roman Abramovich played an important role in his move to the north London club, despite them being the west Londoners’ direct rivals.