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Willian Signs 3-Year Deal With FA Cup Winner, Arsenal

Arsenal have announced the signing of former Chelsea winger Willian on a three-year deal.

The club made this announcement via its Twitter handle on Friday.

The 32-year-old left Stamford Bridge at the end of his contract after seven years at the club, with Chelsea only willing to offer him a two-year deal rather than the player’s desired three years.

Arsenal moved into pole position to sign the Brazil international by offering a three-year contract last week.

Willian made 47 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions and finished the season in fine form, with four Premier League goals after the restart taking his tally for the season to nine.

In August 2019, Willian became Chelsea’s new number 10 for 2019–20 season, taking over from Eden Hazard. He scored his first goal of the season in a 2–0 home league win over Brighton & Hove Albion on 28 September.

In the next fixture, Willian scored the winning goal on his 300th Chelsea appearance, a 2–1 away win against Lille in the Champions League. He scored a double to beat Tottenham 2–0 away from home on 22 December.

Willian scored twice in a 2–3 league defeat to West Ham on 1 July 2020. In doing so, Willian became the first player to score a Premier League goal in every calendar month.

He scored in his third consecutive game from the penalty spot in Chelsea’s next league match, a 3–0 win over Watford; the goal meant Willian had scored nine league goals which was his highest league total in a Chelsea shirt.

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