Arsenal have completed the signing of Willian on a free transfer from Chelsea.
The Brazilian winger has put pen to paper on a three-year deal at the Emirates worth around £100,000-a-week.
He becomes Mikel Arteta’s first signing of the summer as the Gunners chief looks to overhaul his squad at the Emirates.
“I believe he’s a player that can really make a difference for us,” 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.
Accusation emerges Arsenal signed Willian for the wrong reasons
Former Arsenal forward Alan Smith has questioned the Gunners’ motive for signing Chelsea star Willian.
The Brazilian was announced as an Arsenal player this Friday, just one week after he confirmed his Stamford Bridge exit after seven years.
The 32-year-old has penned a three-year deal worth around £100,000-a-week.
Arsenal are looking to strengthen their attack going into the new season, and Smith is hopeful Mikel Arteta will get the best out of Willian.
But the Sky Sports pundit has questioned whether the Brazilian is actually an Arteta signing, or whether he has been snapped up for business reasons.