Arsenal legend Jens Lehmann has urged Petr Cech to forget about his time at Chelsea if he’s to succeed in north London after his controversial move across the capital, the German told The Sun.
Cech was unveiled as an Arsenal player last week, in a move which will inevitably go down as one of the biggest in this summer transfer window.
The 33-year-old is essentially our replacement for Lehmann, such has been our desperate need for a top shot-stopper over the past decade.
Cech has been backed to become an instant hit, but Lehmann has called on him to adopt a few qualities.
“At Chelsea, for Petr, it was his passion and he showed great commitment,” Lehmann said.
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“But, as a professional, he must get over it and needs to know Arsenal want him to win things again for them.”
Professionalism isn’t something Cech lacks and he almost certainly knows what is expected following his much-publicised move. You don’t win 13 major trophies without being dedicated to your profession and that is something we’ll become accustomed to when watching Cech.
The last time we signed a 33-year-old goalkeeper off the back of retaining an FA Cup trophy, the Invincibles happened.