Cech: Arsenal 'improving' after 'slow start'

The Gunners goalkeeper is hopeful of adding to his collection of four Premier League medals despite Arsene Wenger's side's slow start to the campaign

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Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has signed with PUMA.

The 34-year-old, who won the Premier League Golden Glove award last season, is regarded by many as one of Europe's best goalkeepers and spoke to Goal in an exclusive interview soon after the announcement was made.

Cech spoke about Arsenal's start to the season, his career in England and what it's like to sign for a big club. Watch the video below:

On signing with PUMA...

"I'm delighted to join PUMA because I've been training and playing with their products for a few weeks now so I'm delighted to reach an agreement with them and represent them. It’s pretty much the same [as joining a new club] because it’s exciting to start working with new people and new enthusiasm. For me the most important part is to feel well when I'm playing and I'm delighted that I can officially use them now."

On signing his first professional contract...

"It was my dream to have an opportunity to become a professional player. I’ve been playing professionally since I was 17 and now I'm signing a different type of contract but hopefully it will be for a long time again."

On almost signing for Arsenal in 2002...

"I didn't get a work permit so in the end everything went in a different way. I'm happy now and there is a big challenge ahead of us again and it is exciting to be part of that again."

On making his first appearance in the Premier League...

"I was excited and nervous at the same time because there was a lot of responsibility and pressure on me and I managed to go through and the rest is history. It's the best league in the world and it keeps improving every year."

On leaving Chelsea for Arsenal...

"It made all the difference in the end when you know you can join [another] top club. I was in a phase of my career when being on the bench was not what I wanted and I had to make a decision and I'm happy that it went this way."

On Arsenal's season so far...

"It's been a slow start from us. We wanted to have as many points as possible from the first two opening games but we only have one point. We are improving and we keep working as there's still 36 games to be played, we have plenty of points to win and we work towards our targets which are to play for the title and make sure we have a chance in every competition."

A message to the Arsenal fans...

"We have to thank them for the support, like every year. We keep working to improve and we will go for the title."

Petr Cech wears PUMA evoPOWER gloves and boots