Petr Cech is joining Arsenal after 11 years in goal for Chelsea, and with a change in teams comes a change in jersey number, with the goalie opting for 33 instead of the 1 he previously wore.

By Extra Mustard
July 11, 2015

Petr Cech is joining Arsenal after 11 years in goal for Chelsea, and with a change in teams comes a change in jersey number, with the goalie opting for 33 instead of the 1 he previously wore.

It appears the Czech goalkeeper did not pick the new number lightly, as he announced on Twitter his many reasons for settling on 33.

According to Cech, the new numerals came from his age, 33, the number of games he has played in the premier league, 333, and also, oddly, the number of vertebrae in a human spine.

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