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Arsenal agree terms to sign South American star as Arteta secures key signing

By on August 6, 2020

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According to ESPN, Arsenal have secured the signature of Willian on a three-year deal worth around £100,000-a-week and the move will be announced later this month.

Willian has enjoyed seven successful seasons at Chelsea where he’s contributed 63 goals and 62 assists to help them win two Premier League titles and he was once again one of their best players this campaign.

However, the Brazilian international is out of contract this month and has decided to try something new after Chelsea only offered him a two-year extension instead of the three-year deal he was looking for.

Arsenal are among the clubs who’ve been strongly linked with a move for the South American winger in recent weeks with widespread reports suggesting we’ve been in talks with Willian’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, about a move to the Emirates.

Despite rival interest from here and abroad, ESPN claims today that Arsenal have won the race to sign Willian after agreeing terms over a three-year deal worth around £100,000-a-week.

The report says the transfer is expected to be formally announced later this month, presumably once Chelsea’s exit from the Champions League is confirmed as they’re almost certain to get knocked out by Bayern.

So, it looks like Arsenal are about to sign Willian and the fans seen split on the move. Many claim it’s madness to sign a player who’ll turn 32 on Sunday on a three-year deal, and of course they have a point.

However, if ESPN are right and the contract is worth £100k a week then it’s not that bad a deal for us and let’s not forget Willian has been excellent for Chelsea this season so he’s still in his prime.

Arteta needs to add more creativity to the side and Willian contributed 11 goals and 9 assists this campaign so this could be a key signing for Arsenal. He can also play anywhere across the attacking midfield positions so will be a very useful player for Arteta.

The Brazilian won’t need any adaptation time as he knows English football well and he’ll provide Arsenal with a different type of player in attack so I actually think Willian will be a good addition to the squad.

He might not be the only South American to sign for Arsenal this summer as ESPN also claim that we’re in for Lille centre-back Gabriel while Philippe Coutinho continues to be linked so we could have a real ‘Brazilian’ vibe next season.

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15 Comments

  1. iddi amin apangu

    August 6, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Let them add Cotinio on that list b4 switching to defence

    • Norris

      August 6, 2020 at 11:58 pm

      Yaah! it’s very good move Willian to Arsenal wonderful please add these players Countinho, Partey and Gabriel not just rumours

  2. Odeyemi samson

    August 6, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    I think adding Williams will be fine to Arsenals line up

  3. Davido

    August 6, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Willian welcome to the emirates we can fly better together

  4. Mikol

    August 6, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Willian to arsenal is a welcome development

  5. Sunnex

    August 6, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Willian welcome to Arsenal, I also want Countinho, Gabriel and Partey to join our great club so that we can fly better together next season and win Premier league.
    Up Gunners

  6. Benson

    August 7, 2020 at 12:56 am

    Yeah it is a time to make good lineup for Arsenal by adding WILLIAN

  7. Tendai

    August 7, 2020 at 6:07 am

    I am supper excited about this move Willan welcome to arsenal and please add Gabreil aswell

  8. Derrick k

    August 7, 2020 at 7:15 am

    Willian is a good addition to our squad.#CoYg

  9. Alex kirimi

    August 7, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Its good for william’s add to arsenal

  10. Charles

    August 7, 2020 at 10:36 am

    I want Arsenal to sign Verrati the Psg midfielder to strengthen the midfield

  11. Kax Rashima

    August 7, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Good addition but we still need to strengthen our defence if we are to compete this season.

  12. Jacob Gwolo

    August 7, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Arsenal is good at admiring and contacting good players but in the end you hear different names actually contracted. So painful!!

    Better go for players who are very real and ready, costs though!!

    First finish with Aubameyang issue, then, hit the road for other credible players.

  13. Robert

    August 8, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Phillip co. Is needed for the gunners please sign him plus patey

  14. Oladipupo Anuoluwapo

    August 8, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Wow this is incredible
    Can’t wait to welcome you to Our Club Willian … Pls add Continho and Partey pls

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