Former Chelsea winger, Willian, has said the prospect of winning the Champions League motivated him to join Premier League rivals, Arsenal.
In an interview with The Sun, the Brazilian disclosed that Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, told him his target is to qualify for the Europe’s elite club competition, and win it within the three-year deal he has signed at the Emirates.
Arteta led Arsenal to FA Cup triumph last season, but the club finished eighth in the league, 10 points off the Champions League qualification places.
Willian, however, has faith in his new boss that the competition will not only return to the London side, but that the team will be successful in it.
“One of the reasons I wanted a three-year deal was to be part of a plan, not just a player passing through,” he said.
“When I talked with the manager he told me why he needed me for three years.
“It was that he first wanted to qualify for the Champions League and win it by the time I left. That was what I wanted to hear.
“I was at Chelsea for seven years and won everything except the Champions League. Hopefully this move will give me the trophy I haven’t got as well as another Premier League title.”