The Brazil international, who has a wealth of experience and has made more than 600 club appearances in a career spanning 13 seasons, will join the North London side ahead of the 2020/21 season.
The 32-year-old forward started at Brazilian side Corinthians, before joining Shakhtar Donetsk in August 2007.
🗞 Brazil international @WillianBorges88 has signed a three-year deal to join us ahead of the 2020/21 season
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 14, 2020
In his six years there, he won four Ukrainian Premier League titles and the Uefa Cup in 2009. Four years later, he briefly signed for Anzhi Makhachkala before joining Chelsea, winning the Premier League and League Cup in his second season in England.
While speaking to the Gunners’ website, Mikel Arteta said;
“I believe he’s a player that can really make a difference for us. 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. I have been really impressed with all the talks I have had with him and how much he wanted to come.”
Willian will wear the number 12 shirt at the Emirates.