1 Jul 2015

Petr Cech blasts Chelsea fans who sent him death threats following move to Arsenal

Petr Cech has blasted Chelsea supporters who have threatened his life insisting: 'They are not true fans.'

The keeper completed a £10million switch to Arsenal this week and promptly faced abuse from Blues fans on social media.

He has been branded a 'traitor' and a 'snake' while some supporters have even posted death threats.
But Cech has hit back at those fans, saying: 'The true fans have sent me messages that are pleasing and positive. True fans will appreciate what I've done and the legacy I've left.

'There are some people who have left me negative messages, but they aren't true Chelsea fans.'
Cech insists his relationship with Jose Mourinho isn't broken despite his shock move.

The Chelsea manager was desperate to keep Cech, who will move closer to the Arsenal's London Colney HQ, and was very reluctant to let him join his side's rivals.

But Cech says his bond with Mourinho remains strong: 'Jose is one of the best managers in the world, our relationship hasn't changed although he went with Thibaut Courtois last season.
'But we respect each other. He made his decision and I made mine. We had a good chat - I know he wanted me to stay but that's the way it goes.'
The new Arsenal keeper explained his decision to join the north London club came down to the need for first-team football.
'I realised last season how much I love big part of a team week in week out,' he said. 'This is not the time for me to be sitting on the bench. It's a purely footballing reason.

'Roman had the very last word in the end. And I thank him for that.

'This was the hardest decision I had to make. Last season was a big factor, the manager made his decision - but this time it was my time to make a decision.

'Arsenal matches my ambitions, they want to win trophies.

'It's tough for me and some fans but it's the right decision. The last few days have been overwhelming, the reaction from new team-mates and ex team-mates is unbelievable.

'Last season was difficult. It was a new situation. Match days were difficult, but it's part of the job of being a second choice keeper.

'I want to win the title to win the title, I wouldn't be sincere if I didn't admit that.

'Only time will tell if I miss something, can't forget those 11 years. I look forward to opening a new chapter. It's a new start, a new motivation.'
Credit: SportsMail

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