• Willian aligns with Mikel Arteta's winning vision
  • Willian looking to bring winning attitude to Gunners
  • Arteta believes Willian will play a big role in the club's plans

Willian Borges da Silva has a new home and it hardly comes as a surprise. The talk was ripe that the Brazilian was headed to Arsenal F.C. and it is only now that all of that has been confirmed. Other teams who were considering the 31-year-old player were Barcelona and Inter Miami. But it appears Willian has seen something about Mikel Arteta's plans for the club that he likes.

According to Sky Sports, Willian has signed a three-year deal with the Gunners. To recall, this was the length of tenure that the Brazilian was looking for when he was still with Chelsea F.C. Unfortunately, the Blues were unwilling to relax their rule on players over 30 with their standard practice of only giving a two-year deal.

"I decided [to join] because Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world," Willian said. "They have a new project with Mikel Arteta."

Willian was one of the bright spots for Chelsea last season before falling to an injury. He accounted for 47 appearances across all competitions and wound up his stint with four goals in the Premier League restart.

Now he hopes to align with the vision that Arteta has in mind. He hopes to be one of the reasons to help the team get back to the top. He hopes to reward the Gunners' trust in him by training hard and helping the club win trophies.

"I come to try to win trophies because this club deserves to win again, and I think you have to do the best as possible to win every game. I always train hard and go on the pitch giving 100 percent to help this team to win games and to win titles as well," Willian said.

Willian opened the scoring in Chelsea's 2-0 win FA Cup win over Liverpool
Willian opened the scoring in Chelsea's 2-0 win FA Cup win over Liverpool AFP / Glyn KIRK

Willian bade goodbye to Chelsea fans a couple of days ago, thanking fans for his memorable stint at Stamford Bridge. The Brazilian was acquired from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013 and that paved the way for his rise to stardom. He won five major honors, including two Premier League titles and the Europa League. Now, he tries to bring that winning attitude to help the Gunners moving forward.