Chelsea Midfielder Willian Borges da Silva has joined Arsenal on a free transfer.
The 32-year-old signed a £220,000-per-week, three-year deal, according to the Arsenal
Chelsea had offered Willian a new deal but was unwilling to match what the Gunners had on the table.
I now look forward to getting back on the pitch, training and playing alongside my new teammates and being able to repay all the faith shown in me!
I am sure that these will be successful times for all of us!
— Willian (@willianborges88) August 14, 2020
“I believe he’s a player that can really make a difference for us,” said Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta. “We had a clear intention to strengthen the attacking midfielder and the winger positions.”
“He is a player that gives us a lot of versatility – he can play in three or four different positions,” added Arteta.
“He has the experience of everything in the football world but still has the ambition to come here and contribute to bring the club where it belongs.
“I have been really impressed with all the talks I have had with him and how much he wanted to come.”
Willian spent seven successful years at Chelsea, recording 63 goals and 56 assists during his time in west London.