Brazil legend Cafu believes new Arsenal players Gabriel and Willian have joined the Gunners with the intention of winning the PL and they have a chance to do just that.
Gabriel arrived from Ligue 1 side Lille and Willian from city rivals Chelsea as part of manager Mikel Arteta’s significant overhaul of the roster this summer, which is still ongoing with the transfer market closing on 5 October.
Things have started brilliantly for the new arrivals, with the Gunners winning both their first two PL matches of the season and progressing to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a win over Leicester on Wednesday.
The target for Arteta’s side this campaign will be to regain a spot in the PL top four and return to the Champions League, but Cafu thinks his Brazilian compatriots will be aiming higher than that.
The club may have only finished eighth in the table last term, but Cafu believes they should be targeting the title thanks to their new acquisitions.
‘Two great players, I am a fan of both Gabriel and Willian,’ he told Laureus.com via the Sun.
‘Willian already stood out in the Brazilian team, in the games he played and stood out at Chelsea.
‘Gabriel stood out and continues to impress. I think they are two players who really will perform very well at Arsenal.
‘They are players who came, not only to add value, they came to win the Premier League.’
Mikel Arteta’s side have a tough task to extend their unbeaten record this campaign on Monday night as they travel to take on the PL champions, Liverpool, at Anfield.