Arsenal confirm Willian’s shirt number after signing winger on free transfer

first_imgThe winger made the switch from Stamford Bridge to the Emirates (Picture: Getty Images)Willian has been handed the No.12 shirt after completing the switch from Chelsea to Arsenal on a free transfer.The 32-year-old is believed to have signed a three-year deal worth £220,000-a-week at the Emirates after failing to come to an agreement with the Blues.Willian brings plenty of experience to Mikel Arteta’s side having won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and the Europa League over his seven-year spell at Stamford Bridge. Advertisement Arsenal confirm Willian’s shirt number after signing winger on free transfer Comment Willian spent seven years at Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)Upon confirming the deal, Arsenal also announced that the Brazilian will wear the No.12 shirt, mostly recently donned by Stephan Lichtsteiner and Olivier Giroud, who is now a Chelsea player.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWillian had offers from several clubs, but chose to be part of Mikel Arteta’s exciting project at Arsenal.Technical director Edu told the club’s official website that his compatriot will bring a number of good qualities to his new post.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalEdu said: ’I know him very well, since a long time ago because we’ve been working together for the Brazilian national team and of course I was following him because he played for another club.‘He has a lot of fantastic attributes as a person, as a football player of course, his character.‘I’m 100 per cent sure that everybody in the dressing room, the fans, myself and Mikel will enjoy having Willian in our side.’MORE: Arsenal must make transfer promise to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, says Robin van PersieMORE: Ray Parlour urges Arsenal to sign £20million Chelsea transfer target John StonesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Metro Sport ReporterFriday 14 Aug 2020 10:58 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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