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Petr Cech centres on the support from 'true Chelsea fans'

By Staff Reporter

Petr Cech has been subjected to some hideous abuse since leaving Stamford Bridge, but the Arsenal new boy is only interested in what "true Chelsea fans" have been saying.

The 33-year-old's long association with the Blues came to an end on Monday as he completed a £10million move to the Emirates Stadium.

Cech felt he needed to make the switch having being displaced as Chelsea's number one, but still called it the "hardest decision" to call time on his lengthy stay in west London.

The goalkeeper posted a letter to the club's supporters on Twitter, yet some didn't take the transfer well.

Cech was branded a "traitor" and a "snake" on social media, with some going as far as to threaten his life - although the Czech Republic international is focusing on the positive messages.

"It has been overwhelming, really," he said.

"The message from my now ex-team-mates and the Chelsea fans - the true Chelsea fans - were overwhelming.

"Obviously the messages from the Arsenal fans and my new team-mates I am really delighted with.

"In that way, I really feel that the club wanted me and I feel really welcome and I feel that I made the right choice."

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