Arsenal legend Bob Wilson has been pictured wearing the protective helmet, which has become synonymous with our major summer signing Petr Cech, while playing in his back garden with his family.
Wilson, who was the man between the sticks in the double-winning team of 1971, was also a former goalkeeper coach under Arsene Wenger and recently spoke of his delight following the arrival of Cech.
As a club, we’ve always had world-class goalkeepers in the squad but over the past decade that has not been the case with the likes of Manuel Almunia, Lukasz Fabianski and Wojciech Szczesny failing to convince.
With our squad close to completion, Wenger pulled off one of our biggest ever signings from a direct rival and Wilson spoke highly of Cech following his arrival.
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“He will be a huge step forward, it’s an improvement for the side, which is why you go for it,” Wilson told Sky Sports.
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Wilson’s wife uploaded the image below through her Instagram page to show Wilson’s support for our new signing. Cech has been named by Wenger in the team to face Wolfsburg as the Emirates faithful get a glimpse of the 33-year-old for the first time.