After many successful seasons at Chelsea, Willian is now ready for local rival Arsenal. The offensive Brazilian's contract has expired with Chelsea and will therefore go to the "Gunners" without a transfer fee.

"I think he is a player who can really make a difference for us -" Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta told the club's website.

"We have had a clear idea to strengthen in the offensive midfield, and in the outer positions. He is a player who gives us versatility, he can play in three or four different positions. "

Willian made seven seasons at Chelsea and won the league twice, as well as the FA Cup and Europa League once. In 339 games with the team, he scored 63 goals and 53 assists. Prior to that, he was for six years one of the key players in Ukrainian Shakhtar Donetsk, where he won the UEFA Cup (now Europa League) in 2009.

He has also scored 70 internationals and nine goals for Brazil.