South American star completes medical as Arsenal close-in on key signing

By on August 10, 2020

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According to the Evening Standard, Willian has completed his medical and is set to join Arsenal on a three-year contract this week after running down his deal at Chelsea.

Willian spent seven successful years at Stamford Bridge as he contributed 63 goals and 62 assists to help the Blues win two Premier League titles and he was once again one of their stand-out performers last season.

However, the South American left the club this month after failing to agree terms over a new contract. Willian wanted a three-year deal but Chelsea were only willing to offer him a two-year extension so he let his current contract expire.

Arsenal have taken full advantage of the situation as ESPN reported late last week that Willian has agreed terms with us over a three-year deal worth around £100,000-a-week following successful talks with his agent Kia Joorabchian.

It looks like the move has taken a huge step closer to completion as the Evening Standard are now claiming that Willian underwent his medical with Arsenal on Monday and will be officially unveiled as our new signing this week.

The newspaper says Mikel Arteta identified Willian as a key signing this summer due to his versatility and experience so the boss will be delighted to have got his man.

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Some Arsenal fans aren’t convinced about this deal due to the fact Willian recently turned 32 but I think it’s a terrific move from us. The Brazilian is still an excellent player who will improve us and it sounds like we’re getting him on a decent contract as well as no transfer fee.

Money is tight at Arsenal right now so we can’t afford to splash huge money on top class signings, so this Willian deal makes sense. We need players who can improve us now and Willian certainly fits the bill.

He is mainly a right winger but he can play on the left or through the middle as a No.10 so he’ll give Arteta plenty of options. He knows the Premier League so won’t need any time to adapt and already lives in London so there won’t be any settling in period.

I think we’ll get two good seasons out of Willian, while he’ll also be a mentor for the likes of Bukayo Saka, Reiss Nelson, Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Martinelli, so I feel this is a great move by Arsenal.

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