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03 Jul 2015 00:00
Some Chelsea fans hard a hard time accepting Petr Cech's move to Arsenal. (Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)
Petr Čech has branded Chelsea supporters who sent him abusive messages over his transfer to Arsenal as not true fans.
He has been accused of being a traitor and a snake for joining Chelsea’s London rivals for £11-million, having finally left Stamford Bridge after 11 years. But the 33-year-old, who moved to England in 2004 from French side Rennes, believes he has left a legacy in west London.
“The true fans have sent me messages that are pleasing and positive.
True fans will appreciate what I have done and the legacy I have left,” he said.
Čech won four Premier League titles and one Champions League during his spell at Chelsea, who finished 12 points clear of third-placed Arsenal last season. But the Czech international believes his new club is capable of winning a first league title since 2004.
“The last few days were really overwhelming,” Čech said. “The welcome messages from my team-mates and Arsenal fans were absolutely unbelievable.” – © Guardian News & Media 2015
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