Arsenal are getting closer and closer to signing Willian as date is set for talks

Arsenal has set next week as the date that they will hold formal talks with Willian as they close in on his free signing for Chelsea, according to the Telegraph.

Willian looks set to leave Chelsea after seven years at Stamford Bridge with the Blues unable to meet his demands for a lengthier deal.

They want to keep him, but they cannot promise him more than a two-year deal which he doesn’t want to accept.

Arsenal is prepared to give him a three-year deal to tempt him to move across town to the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta has made the Gunners an exciting team to watch and play for again and after reaching the Europa League group stages for next season, they will look to strengthen their team in this transfer market.

Arteta has a list of players that he would like to join his squad as he reshapes the team that he inherited late last year.

Now that the Gunners are in the Europa League, they will have secured some much-needed funds for their transfers and that should help them meet the wage demands that Willian will place on them.

They might also get lucky and get rid of Mesut Ozil this summer even if they will have to subsidise his wages and that will free up more space to get good free agents like Willian.

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17 Comments

  1. Gily says:

    Let’s wrap up this William deal. He is a very good player who still has a lot of seasons in him.

    1. Dan kit says:

      Agreed ,always admired him and a player ,hope we pull it off .

      1. Dan kit says:

        As a player *

        1. Gily says:

          Yes Dan Kit, he is a pure footballer.

    2. Thomo says:

      Top player with energy drive and skill very consistent, wasn’t sure about going for him at first but now warming to the idea

  2. The Deluded One says:

    I appreciate his talent but have trouble overlooking the risks of old age, possible injuries, wages and The possibility that he comes here to retire.

    Worst case we have an injury prone, half motivated player with no resell value that will sit out his contract.

    1. Kstix says:

      He’s a free agent

  3. S.J says:

    Willian will be a great idea as his experience will be good needed, players like Saka, Martinelli and even Pepe will learn a lot from him.

    An attack of William, Aubameyang and Pepe will be very mouth watering.

    Then the CM position will be the next position that should be fixed

    1. Ronald says:

      Indeed that attack,I will love to watch it

  4. The Deluded One says:

    And that could mean higher wages like in Kolasinacs case. That or we have to pay a sign on fee with cash that we do not seem to have an abundance of. On a position that is not a priority.

  5. The Deluded One says:

    Auba works best as a left winger. He can run with his head towards goal as opposed to with his back towards goal as a centerforward. He also shines coming in from the flank as with the penalty against Chelsea. His close to 30 goals is proof enough of that.

    1. Ezekiel says:

      You making this analogy just shows you didn’t watch Aubameyang at Dortmund.

  6. Leo says:

    His class! I can’t wait to see him in our red & white short
    Bring on ARSENAL!

  7. Top Gunner says:

    Willian is just an average player. Considering his age and wages that he’ll demand, its not worth it

  8. Ackshay says:

    Willian is still a very good player and 31 years old isn’t even considered old nowadays. 9 goals and 7 assist is a good output for a player who will not be a starter for us.

  9. gunnerforlife says:

    I would definitely rate Willian highly given his experience, winning mentality and the ability to play across the front 3. Probably arteta has a 4-3-3 formation in mind if he is signing Willian. Willian can also mentor Martinelli/Saka/Pepe/Nelson who can take over the winger positions in future. He is good at dribbles and free kicks and has a very good work rate. He can also fill in the creative void in the midfield so desperately required by Arsenal.

  10. Mohsan says:

    No thank you, what is wrong with Arsenal why do they want to provide a retirement centre to every old player or discarded player. I prefer we give Saka more playing time. Even at his young age he does more then Willian. I would also like to see Martenilli given more chances as a striker as well so we can move away from so much dependency on Auba. Front three of Saka, Martenilli and Pepe is mouth watering ….should be really exciting n we can use them for good 4-5 years so no to willian

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