Arsenal new signing Willian Borges has promised to use his experience and success at Chelsea to help his new club shine again.
The 32-year-old attacker switched from the Blue end of London to the Red side after his contract expired at Chelsea this summer.
Willian in an interview with Sun Sports revealed he wanted to stay at Chelsea but had to move on has his desires were not met.
He said: “Maybe, but everyone knows what the problem was.
“They thought because I was coming to the age of 32 they couldn’t give me a three-year contract.
“I felt I had proved my fitness, that I was as good as ever and that I deserved that deal.
“Frank Lampard wanted me to stay. He was picking me in more games than I’d probably ever started there.
“Before, I was playing two games then being left on the bench, which I know is part of football, but I was enjoying myself playing more.
“The manager showed a lot of faith in me and I think I repaid it. Despite what happened.”
Willian then said he would repay the faith Arsenal invested in him by helping help the club whose last Premier League title was in 2003-04 challenge again.
“But Arsenal have given me what I wanted and now I will show they have made a good decision.
“My age is no big thing. If you look after yourself, live right and train right, today’s players can still be at top level when they are 35. For me it is not a problem.
“I have a lot to play for with Brazil too and I want to be at the next World Cup.
“If I do well at Arsenal then that will happen.
“Arsenal are one of the biggest clubs in the world and I see this as changing from one big club to another.
“It is expected we should be challenging for all the titles.
“I know what is needed to do that because I was very successful at Chelsea. This is a club which deserves to shine again.”
During Willian’s seven year at Chelsea he won two League titles, FA Cup, League Cup and the Europa League title.