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Report: Arsenal to pay Willian £220,000-a-week, deal completed this weekend

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Report: Arsenal to pay Willian £220,000-a-week, deal completed this weekend

The 32-year-old is set to pen a contract at the Gunners ahead of next season.

The Daily Mail claim that Willian will pen a three-year deal worth £220,000-a-week to sign for Arsenal with a deal likely to be concluded this weekend.

The Brazilian will end a seven-year association with London rivals Chelsea and make the switch to the Emirates Stadium to join Mikel Arteta’s team.

The contract will see Willian earn around £35 million during his time at the club by the time bonus payments and a signing on fee have been factored in.

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This also comes just weeks after Arsenal laid off 55 members of staff at the football club.

A 32-year-old forward, the player will compliment a group of attacking players nicely at the Emirates Stadium.

He will join the likes of Nicolas Pepe, Reiss Nelson, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Eddie Nketiah for a place in Arteta’s team.

Willian has played 69 times for the Brazil national team and it’ll be interesting to see if Chelsea rue the decision not to keep him.

 

During 2019/20, the speedster enjoyed a decent time of things, scoring 11 goals and registering nine assists in Frank Lampard’s team.

Willian helped Chelsea to claim a top-four finish, reach the FA Cup Final and claim a spot in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Something of a set-piece specialist 21 of Willian’s 63 goals have come from dead-ball situation; eight from the penalty spot and 14 from direct free-kicks (Transfermarkt).

The player enjoyed a trophy-laden time of things at Stamford Bridge and his winning mentality could be a useful asset at Arsenal.

Experience

He won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, a league cup and the Europa League during his seven-year stint at Chelsea.

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Arsenal will look to improve on their eighth-place finish last season and although the FA Cup was secured, Arteta knows the league is the primary competition.

If Willian hits the ground running, the Gunners could be in for a good season. Indeed, given his salary, Arsenal will hope he makes a big impact.

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