Ex Chelsea star Willian finally signs for Arsenal
Brazil winger, Willian has completed the signing of a three-year deal with Arsenal following his departure from Chelsea.
The Brazil forward, who turned 32 last Sunday, was out of contract after a seven-year stay at Stamford Bridge.
There had been lots of speculation that Willian will join Arsenal this summer on a free transfer after the Blues refused to give him the three-year contract that he wanted.
The Daily Mail reports that Willian ‘will earn an astonishing £220,000 a week at Arsenal’ as the winger is ‘rewarded handsomely’ by his new club.
‘The signing-on fee reflects that it is a free transfer and if he sees out the duration it’s a great deal for him.’
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admitted he was impressed by Willian’s desire to join the north London club.
“I believe he’s a player that can really make a difference for us,” said Arteta.
Willian helped Chelsea to two Premier League titles, one FA Cup triumph and the 2019 Europa League, where the Blues thumped Arsenal 4-1 in Baku.