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Petr Cech impressed Arsenal teammates with freestyle rap

Turns out that Petr Cech has a hidden talent -- as a freestyle rapper. The Arsenal goalkeeper has revealed that he impressed his new teammates last summer by making up a rap about them on the spot.

It was the former Chelsea man's way of getting through his initiation after making the switch to the Emirates, with the Arsenal dressing room having a long-standing tradition of making newcomers sing a song in front of the whole squad.

"I can't sing, so my idea was to avoid singing. So I kind of went into a rap song based on what I'd seen in the room," Cech said.

"We did it during a dinner where people were sitting by the tables, so I was just going table by table and whatever came to my mind with the rhymes and a bit of funny lyrics, I just went through and did it. Everybody liked it, so that was good, and it actually saved them from listening to my singing."

Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a video of the rap available online.

But we have a feeling it was better than Granit Xhaka's performance of an Albanian song earlier this summer, which backup goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez shared with the world.

Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @MattiasKaren.

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