Willian believes Arteta can bring trophies to Arsenal

Arsenal’s newest signing Willian, is very happy to be given a three year deal at the Emirates despite being 32 years of age, and we are all sure that Mikel Arteta has a clear view of his place in the team. Willian was not in the Chelsea team that happily lost to Arsenal in the FA Cup Final, but he seems to believe that Arteta can lead the team to more trophies in the future.

When asked about why he chose to join Arsenal, he said on Arsenal.com: “[I like] the way they play, everything is amazing – the stadium, and I think that with Arteta, Arsenal have a great opportunity to fight again for titles in the Premier League and in Europe so I’m very happy because of that,”

“I’m excited to start. I can’t wait to go on the pitch and do my thing to help my team-mates and to help this club to shine again. That’s what I want.

“When I talked to [Mikel], the conversation was good, he gave me confidence to come to Arsenal. He said a lot of good things to me and that’s why I have come to Arsenal.”

So he obviously has faith in our manager, which is always a good start, but many Arsenal fans have been questioning why we have made a winger as our first major signing of the summer, when we already have lots of good young talent that can fill those positions. Many on JustArsenal have been saying that perhaps he will be playing as the Number 10 just behind the striker, but Willian refused to give away any secrets.

He said: “Haha, that’s a difficult question – I don’t know! I leave that to Arteta,”

“I come to help in every position.

“I can play on the right, I can play in the middle, I can play on the left side as well. So I want to help – in any position where they put me to play, I will try to do my best.”

I must admit that I have seen many Chelsea games where the Brazilian has been nothing short of World Class, and although I have my doubts if he can carry on doing that until he is 35, I am really looking forward to seeing what he can do under Arteta’s direction.

Welcome to Arsenal, Willian!

11 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    Imagine him scoring a 25 yard free kick at Stamford Bridge 😝

  2. lcebox says:

    Hes good player and the state were in he can only improve our attacking stats plus teach the youngsters a thing or 2
    I’m more interested in who we get rid of as that’s the most important thing.
    We need to cut some fat of the team so the others know to improve it there next to go.

  3. Maxis says:

    Can we start having his pictures in red & white instead of blue or yellow?

    1. Eddie says:

      The admins are still in the stone age probably.. There’s no picture of Willian in red & white yet in their world

    2. jon fox says:

      All real fans know what he looks like. Why on earth does a mere new Arsenal shirt matter, at least until next season begins? All this obsession with mere shirts. Sometimes I THINK MANY FANS ARE MORE INTERESTED IN FASHION AND SHIRTS THAN IN OUR TEAM. Are YOU in that camp, I really wonder?

      1. Prince Quadri says:

        The admin can get the latest willian pics on Arsenal.com.

        Its official already, please update your records.

      2. Maxis says:

        I’m not a “real fan” then. How sad! Sobs 😢

  4. Roberto says:

    ‘I have seen many Chelsea games where he’s been world class’. While that may be true, those games are definitely not the majority. I remember him putting in that great performance against Barcelona a couple of years back then doing absolutely nothing for the next few months. Let’s not be biased and set ourselves up for disappointment. He has the odd world class performance in him but has always been very up and down which will no doubt be even more the case as he enters the twilight of his career. We’ll still definitely get some good performances out of him I’m sure but let’s just be calm and realistic about this signing please

  5. Eddie says:

    I have no problem with his signing giving his salary is less than 120k.
    I’ll start a riot and I’ll cause mayhem when the club refuses to sign a proper midfielder and defender.
    We need like three more signings, one defender, one ball winning midfielder (DM) and one very creative midfielder..matter of fact I can go extreme and say we need two creative midfielders, one to play besides the DM and another one to play behind the attackers… But Arsenal will be Arsenal and they’ll fvck this up

    1. RSH says:

      We’re in complete agreement, Eddie. I’ll be very bummed out if we dont sign a creative midfielder. This squad is calling out for one. CB/DM/CM should be our focus for sure. If Lacazette leaves, maybe a FW, but i think Laca will still be with us after the window closes.

  6. Quincy Okereke says:

    Willian.. willian.. willian..

    I am so excited for this one and I know how my Chelsea friends are taking this one.. it’s hot hot.

    Shout out to the gaffer MA Just never stops making me happy 😊..

    Who else is excited by another new signing Emile Smith-Rowe huh.. a devastating talent that boy.

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