Willian has completed his medical ahead of his move across London to join Arsenal.

Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London on March 3, 2020. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)
(Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

On Sunday, Willian said goodbye to Chelsea after their season officially ended. On Monday, Chelsea said goodbye to him. Then, the Evening Standard report that the player had undergone his medical at London Colney ahead of a move to join Mikel Arteta at Arsenal, something that has been confirmed in the update below.

The 32-year-old is believed to have signed a three-year deal with Arsenal on slightly lower wages than he was getting at Chelsea.

Despite persistent rumours that this signing is only happening because of Kia Joorabchian, it was claimed in the Telegraph on Monday that Arteta had specifically requested the player himself.

Mikel Arteta and his new best friend, via Elite Protection Dogs
Mikel Arteta and his new best friend, via Elite Protection Dogs

Willian won a total of five trophies with Chelsea after signing from Anzhi in 2013 for £31.95m and was a regular in the starting lineup under five different managers.

Arsenal are expected to announce the signing this week, making Willian their first signing of a summer that is going to see a lot of activity.

The above tweet reads, “Willian had medical tests at Arsenal. All right with the player – inflammation that took him out of Chelsea’s last three games this season is no problem. Announcement of the hit ever closer.”

Arsenal have already confirmed two outgoings.

  • This article was originally published on 10 August 2020 and was amended on 11 August to add the above tweet and translation from Fred Caldeira.