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Arsenal complete their first summer signing

Arsenal complete their first summer signing

Willian signs for Arsenal

Arsenal have confirmed their first signing of the summer transfer window with Willian joining them on a free transfer.

The Brazil international has signed for the club on a three-year deal shortly after his contract expired at Chelsea.

"Brazil international Willian has signed a three-year deal to join us ahead of the 2020/21 season,"a statement on the club's website read.

Willian has accepted a pay-cut from his previous Blues contract and he is expected to earn around £110,000-a-week at the Emirates.

It is reported that the north London side have included the option for another 12 months which could be activated, if he is able to impress.

Willian could be the first of many signings for manager Mikel Arteta, who will be aiming to push for the top four with the club next term.

He is said to be eyeing a new midfielder, centre-back and another forward in addition to Willian, who can play across the attack.