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Mikel Arteta reveals how Willian has already impressed after Arsenal move

Willian joined Arsenal on a free transfer from Chelsea (Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta says he has already been impressed by Willian’s mentality following his move to Arsenal.

The 32-year-old left Chelsea on a free transfer this summer after failing to agree a new deal and made the move to north London.

Speaking last week, Willian revealed a key factor behind his move to Arsenal was Arteta’s plan to win the Champions League within three seasons.

And Arteta admits he was immediately impressed by Willian’s attitude after he first met the Brazilian.

When asked about Willian’s ambition to win the Champions League, Arteta replied: ‘Well, it is the right spirit!

‘I want players who are optimistic and willing and they want to win for our club.

Willian has already impressed Mikel Arteta with his attitude (Getty Images)

‘That is the feeling I got from the first day I met Willian.

‘He is not satisfied with what he has done in his career, which is a lot, and he is going to bring some special qualities for our team, and the type of attitude and mentality that you just mentioned in your question.’

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