The signing of Petr Cech (pictured) could be key in Arsenal winning their first Premier League title in 12 years, according to former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman.
The Czech keeper ended a trophy-laden 11-year association with Chelsea on Monday after finally completing a long-anticipated move to their London neighbours.
It is understood the 33-year-old ha signed for £10million and has penned a four-year deal. Arsenal have struggled to find a consistent keeper ever since the departure of Jens Lehmann in 2008, but Seaman reckons Cech's arrival will bring long-term stability.
''Chelsea's loss could, and likely will, be Arsenal's gain. In my opinion this signing could genuinely be the difference between who will come first and who will come second next season,'' he said.
Cech won 13 trophies at Stamford Bridge, including four Premier League titles and the 2012/13 Champions League, but insists he remains as hungry as ever. He said: "I spoke to the manager Arsene Wenger and it was a big difference as I am hungry as ever and I have the same commitment and motivation to win trophies as I did 10 years ago or as a kid.''
Cech bade a heart-felt farewell to Chelsea supporters in an open letter on his Twitter page.