Arsenal have announced the free signing of Willian on a three-year deal following the Brazilian’s departure from Chelsea.
The 32-year-old left the Blues as a free agent after failing to agree a new contract and reports claim the Gunners will pay him £220,000-a-week.
Willian won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and the Europa League during his seven years at Stamford Bridge.
“I believe he’s a player that can really make a difference for us,” Mikel Arteta 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.”