Chelsea fans have responded to the news that Willian has signed for Arsenal.
The Brazilian, who scored 63 goals and provided 62 assists in 339 games for Chelsea, is set to earn around £100,000-a-week on a three-year deal at Arsenal, though he also will have received a sizeable signing on fee after joining as a free agent.
Whilst the news has been touted for some time, Arsenal fans were finally able to see their new signing in red on Friday morning, with Mikel Arteta excited about Willian’s arrival.
“I believe he’s a player that can really make a difference for us,” the Arsenal head coach said.
“We have been monitoring him for the past few months, we had a clear intention to strengthen in the attacking midfielder and the winger positions [and] he is a player that gives us a lot of versatility, he can play in three or four different positions.
“He has the experience of everything in the football world but to still have 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.”
Arteta added: “It is many of his qualities [that appeal]. One is his ability to play in those tight spaces, his ability to play people through, to unlock, to drive with the ball and create overloads, he is a goal threat as well both in open play and with set pieces.
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