A number of Chelsea fans have given their verdict on the continued speculation linking Willian to Arsenal, as reported by the likes of The Telegraph.
The Brazilian has been a great servant to the West London side since 2013, when he joined from Anzhi Makhachkala in a reported £30million move (BBC Sport).
Willian has made upwards of 300 appearances in which he claimed 59 goals and 59 assists, according to Transfermarkt.
According to The Telegraph, however, Willian’s time at Chelsea looks set to end this summer.
The 31-year-old was reportedly offered a two-year deal by the Blues, although he was said to be after a three-year deal.
With contract negotiations having failed to yield a breakthrough, Willian is now “expected” to leave Stamford Bridge on a free transfer.
As well as Arsenal and North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Bayern Munich are also said to be interested in the player.
Willian, however, seems to favour a Premier League stay, which seemingly bodes well for a prospective switch to the Emirates Stadium, or indeed the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
He told ESPN: “My desire is to stay in the Premier League, but I don’t rule out playing in other leagues, no. I’m going to play until the end of the season and see what happens. I’m very used to England.”
Reaction amongst the Chelsea fanbase was mixed, as seen below:
Willian for Aubameyang
— Lt (@Lt61927647) March 30, 2020
Retirement home for all our players you win trophies here
earn big money here
Then just go and chill enjoy your retirement where u have no pressure of winning trophies
No pressure of being in the top 4
— Karan Arora (@cfc2608) March 30, 2020
Ah, our players’ retirement home.
— Dubrizio Romano (@Sarav61565716) March 30, 2020
Let us do the same way previously done with @hazardeden10 that’s to say if we sell him, let be off #Britain and #EPL. Don’t sell him in any #EPL top 4, mid or buttom table team. In conclusion, I’m backing his sale to @barcelona than @ArsenalFC
— Doxa MBALU (@mbalu_doxa) March 31, 2020
Willian to Arsenal hell no he should finish in Barcelona 💯
— Michael (@Michael64442028) March 30, 2020
Arsenal is the last stop before MLS?
— Jonathan Durdan (@DurdanDurdanj) March 30, 2020
Pls pack his bags for him
— Iqevhan (@iqevhan) March 31, 2020
I mean why not? That’s our players retirement home/nursing home
— lawalgbolahan (@Optimuz433) March 30, 2020
No Thanks. Will keep my Willian
— Myra (@manuel_maaira) March 30, 2020