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Walcott: Cech has changed Arsenal’s backline

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Cech holding the Barclays Asia Trophy won by Arsenal on July 18, 2015. PHOTO: Arsenal.com

Cech holding the Barclays Asia Trophy won by Arsenal on July 18, 2015. PHOTO: Arsenal.com

THEO Walcott believes Petr Cech has transformed Arsenal’s defence after he equalled the Barclays Premier League clean sheet record.

Walcott said four-time league winner Cech, who signed from Chelsea in the summer, has completely changed the Gunners at the back.

“From when we signed him, we all knew how good he was [after] what he achieved at Chelsea,” Walcott told Arsenal Player.

“On a personal level, for him it’s great.

“He’s changed us completely in that back four. He’s a talker, he believes in us all.

“That’s why he wanted to join us and having that presence behind you is always nice to have. He’s very commanding, he’s a leader in the dressing room as well, he always likes to talk.”

Walcott was brought down by Alan Hutton for Arsenal’s opener as Olivier Giroud converted the eighth-minute penalty, before Aaron Ramsey’s breakaway goal sealed victory.

• Culled from sportlight .com


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