Theo Walcott says Petr Cech has transformed Arsenal’s defence this season.
Cech swapped Chelsea’s bench for the No.1 role at the Emirates Stadium in the summer and he has been instrumental in their rise to the top of the table.
“From when we signed him, we all knew how good he was [after] what he achieved at Chelsea,” Arsenal forward Walcott said.
“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 with 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.”