After much speculation, Arsenal finally officially announced the successful recruitment of famous winger Willian from the great rival Chelsea.
On the afternoon of August 14, on its homepage, Arsenal officially announced the successful recruitment of Willian from a great rival with London – Chelsea. In the latest announcement, “The Gunners” gave fans the good news with the headline: “Welcome Willian! Brazilian player joining Arsenal”.
Along with that, Arsenal confirmed that the 32-year-old player has signed a 3-year contract with the Emirates Stadium team, starting from the upcoming 2020/21 season.
Willian joined Mikel Arteta’s team on a free transfer after Chelsea did not accept the request to extend a 3-year contract but only wanted to sign a contract for another 2 years with the famous right-winger.
At the new Arsenal team, Willian will wear the number 12. In addition to the contract with a deadline as Willian wants, Arsenal also have to spend a huge salary and a large fee for this star, as well as Kia Joorabchian representative. According to the Daily Mail, the amount of money that the former Chelsea player receives at Emirates will be up to 220,000 pounds/week, just after Mesut Ozil (350,000 pounds/week).
Willian leaving Chelsea for Arsenal is the first blockbuster deal in the Premier League in the summer transfer window this year.
Sharing about new student Willian, Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta happily said: “I believe Willian is a player who can make a difference for Arsenal. We have been following him closely for the past few months. There is a clear plan to strengthen the attacker, namely the attacking midfield position as well as the wing.
Willian is a versatile player that can play 3 or 4 different positions. Besides, he also has a wealth of experience. Wherever it is, Willian always shows his desire and willingness to dedicate everything to his club. I was very impressed after talking to him.”
With Ozil almost no future at the Emirates Stadium while Nicolas Pepe playing very unstable, Willian promises to be a valuable addition to Arsenal’s attack next season. At the end of the last season in Chelsea shirt, the Brazilian senior played 47 matches in all competitions, scoring 11 goals and having 9 assists.
Besides Willian, Arsenal is promoting the loan of Philippe Coutinho from the Barcelona team when Bayern Munich does not intend to buy the star after last season borrowed him from the home team of the Nou Camp.