Willian confirms departure after seven years at Chelsea


Willian will also be a player that can have an immediate impact as he won't need any time to adapt to the Premier League and he'll act as a mentor to the likes of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli at the Emirates.

Willian will end his seven-year spell at Chelsea this summer, the player announced on social media on Sunday.

The announcement comes one day after Chelsea's confirmed exit from the UEFA Champions League, the Blues unable to overcome a mega deficit to Bayern Munich.

"I leave with my head held high, safe in the knowledge that I won things here and always did my best in a Chelsea shirt".

As long as there are no late complications, Willian will now complete a free transfer move to Arsenal over the coming days and will become the clubs first major signing of the summer transfer window.

As for Chelsea, the club is content with Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech, Mason Mount, and Callum Hudson-Odoi on the wings.

It is, therefore, claimed that the Brazilian winger will earn about £100,000 per week at the Emirates Stadium and he will be at the club for three years, the terms that were not granted him by Chelsea.

"In August 2013 when I received the offer from Chelsea, I was convinced that this was where I had to play", Willian wrote. There were so many happy times, some sad, there were trophies and it was always very intense.

"Today I am certain that it was the best of decisions".

The Brazilian penned an emotional farewell message to Chelsea and their fans ahead of his departure, and will soon be going up against his former club in the Premier League.

It is understood that Arteta specifically requested the signing of Willian, despite the concerns over his age and the length of his contract.



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