- Willian and Luiz enjoyed massive success while at Chelsea
- The Brazilian, who completed his move to Arsenal last week, revealed Luiz played a key role in his decision
- He told the Arsenal website Luiz practically begged him to join him at Arsenal
Arsenal’s new signing Willian recently revealed in an interview how his team mate at Chelsea David Luiz practically begged him to join him at the Emirates.
Willian, 32, sealed a famous £220,000-a-week deal to join the North London club last week, and he is set to link up with Luiz, who is also his international team mate with Brazil.
Speaking to the Arsenal website, Willian, known for his whipping crosses and pace on the wing, talked about a conversation he had with Luiz who was intent on a reunion with him.
“I think we can do great things together, I hope so, but I'm very happy to be with him again. He said, "Come to Arsenal, come to Arsenal, I want you to come!" So that was the conversation. Willian explained.
The pair have enjoyed massive success with Chelsea, winning the Premier League and European championships together.
Because of this fact, it was a no brainer for Willian when Luiz coerced him to make the move to the North of London.
Luiz himself has spent a turmoil-filled season with the Gunners after sealing a move in the summer of 2019.
Despite his natural quality, Luiz, 33, was subject to mass criticism for his howlers on the pitch while playing for Arsenal.
During the Premier League restart in June, for example, he was largely responsible for Arsenal’s crushing defeat against Manchester City due to some errors which saw Pep Guardiola’s men fully capitalize on.
Arsenal however showed faith in Luiz by offering him a one-year contract extension which he took up and will be part of the Gunners for the 2020/2021 season.
For Willian, he has committed to a three-year deal at the club, and will wear the number 12 shirt.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Premier League side Arsenal are now on the verge of signing Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes who has reportedly agreed five-year deal to join the Gunners.
This latest development will be a cheering news for all Arsenal fans who have been clamoring for the club to try and bring in more defenders this summer.
Arsenal defence were shaky last season in the Premier League with David Luiz making some costly mistakes which made the Gunners' fans livid.
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