Willian Arrives Emirates Stadium. Look at His Jersey Number.
Willian’s Arsenal shirt No. declared as he finishes free exchange from Chelsea
Brazilian forward Willian, who reported a week ago that he would leave Chelsea following seven years at Stamford Bridge, has put pen to paper on three-year manage Arsenal.
Willian will wear the number 12 shirt at Arsenal in the wake of finishing an exchange from Chelsea.
The Brazilian has put pen to paper on a three-year manage the Gunners, accepted to be worth around £100,000 seven days.
The number 12 was most as of late worn by Stephan Lichtsteiner at Arsenal – who by chance reported his retirement from football on Thursday – with the safeguard brandishing it for the 2018/19 season.
Before that it was worn by Olivier Giroud, who had it from 2012 to 2017. It has been empty since Lichtsteiner’s takeoff, and now has a place with Willian.
Mikel Arteta uncovered his joy at getting the exchange for the 32-year-old over the line.
“I accept he’s a player that can truly have any kind of effect for us,” said the Arsenal chief.
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Willian will wear the number 12 shirt at Arsenal
“We have been observing him for as far back as hardly any months, we had an unmistakable aim to reinforce in the assaulting midfielder and the winger positions [and] he is a player that gives us a great deal of adaptability, he can play in three or four distinct positions.
“Also he brings a great deal of value and something that we need, which is victors. He has the experience to win nearly everything in the football world yet at the same time the aspiration to come here and add to bring the club where it has a place.
The Brazilian has put pen to paper on a three-year manage the Gunners
“It is huge numbers of his characteristics [that appeal]. One is his capacity to play in those restricted spaces, his capacity to play individuals through, to open, to drive with the ball and make over-burdens, he is an objective danger too both in open play and with set pieces.
“Once more, the character I need, the sort of player that when things get troublesome in the game that needs to assume liability, needs the ball and needs to dominate the match for the group and I think it will be a great lift for all the players also regarding the quality we are bringing to the crew.”
Specialized chief Edu included: “I know him quite well, since quite a while prior on the grounds that we’ve been cooperating for the Brazilian national group and obviously I was tailing him since he played for another club.
“He has a ton of fabulous qualities as an individual, as a football player obviously, his character.
“I’m 100 percent sure that everyone in the changing area, the fans, myself and Mikel will appreciate having Willian in our side.”