English Premier League side, Arsenal have signed Chelsea playmaker, Willian on a free transfer.
SaveChelsea reports that Willian on Thursday snubbed Chelsea and join Arsenal on free transfer after agreeing on a three-year contract worth around £5.2m per season with the Gunners, according to ESPN.
Mikel Arteta knows he has to strengthen his squad this summer after Arsenal finished eighth in the Premier League last season and the Spaniard needs to add some creativity to his ranks as the North Londoners struggled to break teams down at times.
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Willian has emerged as a prime target in recent weeks after he rejected Chelsea’s two-year contract extension offer and the Guardian claimed earlier this week that Arsenal have held extensive talks with his agent Kia Joorabchian.
The Brazilian despite being offered a significant wage package of £140 a week by Chelsea, Willian has now opted to join London rival, Arsenal, in a three-year deal that will see him earn £100,000 a week.
Willian brings an end to a seven-year spell in West London where he won two Premier League titles with the Blues.