Arsenal close in on Willian as he reportedly undergoes medical

Arsenal is closing in on landing former Chelsea winger, Willian on a free transfer, according to the Mail citing the Standard.

The Brazilian has been on the radar of Arsenal after it emerged that he will not be signing a new Chelsea deal.

The Blues had wanted to keep him for the next two seasons, but the Brazilian was insistent on getting a three-year deal.

He made that demand known to them early on from negotiations with the club, and after several attempts to get him to change his mind, he remained steadfast.

The Gunners have now moved ahead of his other suitors in the race to land the winger.

Arsenal has reportedly agreed to his demands and they are prepared to confirm his transfer as soon as possible.

In a move that appears to have drawn them closer to landing him, the report in the Standard claims that he has now undergone his medical with the Gunners.

He was arguably Chelsea’s best player during the Premier League restart, yet his performances were not enough to convince Chelsea to agree to his demands.

Willian will hopefully be the first of many top signings that will come through the door at Arsenal, and fans will be keen to see the next player that joins Mikel Arteta’s revolution ahead of next season.

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5 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    There’s an article on NN saying that he’ll likely be a waste of 30m (wages + signing on bonus). I’m a little disappointed by this…
    He’s only just signed and it hasn’t even been announced yet!
    I’m quite excited looking on Twitter to see ‘Deal done, Willian’s an Arsenal player’…..the first of many, I hope!!
    Let’s get behind him, he hasn’t even played for us yet!

    1. Val says:

      Sue i wouldnt worry about what people say in regards to him being a reject or a waste of money etc etc.
      from what i’ve been told and from what i’ve read is that he has a 5m signing in fee and 100k per week, which is around about 20.4m total for 3 years,
      If he continues to contribute with us as he has over the 7 years with Chelsea and his time with Shaktar then that 20m will be well spent epsecially if ppl want to compare him like this, over 3 years its 2m more than 1 season of Ozil

      1. Sue says:

        Cheers, Val. When you see our (potential) line up for next season, it’s looking really good… and the form he had for Chelsea last season, are people expecting him to lose that in matter of weeks??
        I think he’ll contribute a lot, especially free kicks and I’m looking forward to seeing it!! Now just bloody announce him haha!!

  2. Simbarashe Bashize says:

    Willian is better

  3. Allstar says:

    Forget what people say believe what you see,as far as am concerned William is a good and world class player plus he’s going to give us what we have been lacking from that wing Aubameyang as been forced to play and allow our captain to play his natural wing so this deal is one of the best deal for us believe me

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