How many goals can Willian add to Arsenal next season?

Arsenal is set to land Willian after he left Chelsea, who refused to offer him a three-year deal that he asked for.

The Brazilian will be a fine addition to the Arsenal team no doubt, however, does he have the required numbers to make a significant change in Arsenal when he joins.

He was arguably their best player after the restart, and if he can continue in that run of form, he will be unstoppable when he plays for us.

The Gunners are signing him because of his experience, but they will need more than that.

Football is a results game, and it is only fitting that players are signed for the contributions they will make whether it is scoring goals, saving goals or keeping clean sheets and that should apply to Willian as well.

The Brazilian has been one of the best players at Chelsea for the seven years that he played for them.

However, does he really have the numbers that will make Arsenal a better team when he joins them?

He had 9 goals and 7 assists for the Blues in the 2019/2020 season. He had 3 goals and 7 assists in the 2018/2019 season, and in the 2017/2018 season, he provided 6 goals and 8 assists for the Blues. These stats are for the Premier League alone, and they show that he has been consistent for some time.

Looking at these stats, I have doubts that he will be able to perform so well for us next season.

I say this because he will need some time to get used to Mikel Arteta’s style and he will also have to share starting positions with players that are already at the club.

At the end of the season, if he gives us 10 goals and assists combined in the Premier League, he will have done not so badly.

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  1. It all depends on how the team use him and how the team set up. But i know he will score some goals and assist from the wings or as an attacking forward player (number 10 role). I m looking forward to what he brings next season…..

  2. It’s not just about the goals, the presence of Willian in the middle will help us control games better and become a more threat going forward. Teams are no longer scared of us because our midfield is ordinary but that will change when we have some one like willian who can take on defenders and help his team mates run into position. He will surely help us open defenses .

    1. @Rory Johnson. Would you welcome CR7 at araenal?
      Would you say CR7 is old?
      Milner was playing like a 22 yr old for liverpool when he was 32. How do u determine an old player?
      Kanu played for Arsenal legends against Madrid and scored a hat trick and some here were saying he’s better than Giroud.
      How do you determine an old player?

        1. Rory, I’m not convinced. You’d seriously criticize the club if they were somehow able to land Ronaldo 😂

        2. If your actually an Arsenal fan
          you can probably do a little

          If your a troll, please head on
          back to the Spuds board and
          keep replying to your own

    2. RJ, we are not living in the Bergkamp era, where players were frustrated not getting game time then, we are living in the Ozil era.The following are the benchmarks, if he passes them, then he will be deemed a success – sit in the stands, hold an umbrella, check for back injury. When on the pitch, actually kick a ball (anywhere will do but touch the boot to the ball) rather then kicking the air. When substituted actually jog, not asking to run to the the touch line. Anything more than one goal and two assists (one being from a corner kick) will be deemed as success as there are some who feel that a goal and two assists is justified for greatness.

  3. Best player since the restart?? Pulisic was by a huge distance…

    Willian lacks the final product but has never had a striker like auba to play with. I see him chipping in 4-5 goals in the epl and probably about ten assists. This assumes he plays as the 10, as rumored.

    1. Did i hear you say he has never played with a striker like Auba? Let me shock you. He has with Diego Costa, an animal, terror to Name but a few compliment.

  4. Not many. Which is why we need to get in a midfielder that can score goals. Many ppl saying they like Aouar, but he is not a goal scorer. You need midfielders that can chip in goals too. (also unlikely to get him considering his pricetag and Juve & City both wanting him). Even Liverpools midfield chipped in 10 goals in league. Ceballos and Xhaka contributed just 1.

  5. But Arenas have not announced that they’ve signed the Chelsea exit, Willian Borges da Silva 32 or 33 whichever. Which when announced could make us Gooners to get exited and possibly start debating on how many goals he’ll score in the PL or in all competitions for Arsenal next season. And also to project how many assists will he give overall for the Gunners next season campaign in all competitions too if Arsenal sign him this summer window. The football media outlets have been reporting that he has had his medical tests and physical examinations assessment yesterday Monday at Arsenal’s London Colney medical center and training ground. But they haven’t report back if he has passed his medicals or he hasn’t. Hmmm. Okay, I’ll continue to keep my fingers crossed waiting to hear news from Arsenal not only on the reported efforts that they have made and are making bv the day to sign Willian this summer. But as well wait to hear or read some news from Arsena concerning the reported efforts they are also making to succeed in tying down their ace striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 31, to a new contract extension at the club. This is very important! And as well know if Arsenal are making a headway in the reported attempts their making to sign: Cebbalos on another season long loan deal again or sign him permanently this summer. Or nothing at all will be done by Arsenal on the issue this summer. And also know if Arsenal are truly interested to sign Philippe Coutihno and the Lille’s Brazilian centreback, Gabriel Magalhaes this summer or not. Also, I am very keen to know if Arsenal will tear up Ozil’s one year contract left to run at the club that is said to worth £18m and pay him off the money to leave Arsenal this summer. Or Arsenal will not do all the two but one or none of the two.

  6. The real question is will he find himself a place in our team and prove us that he deserves this chance?

    I don’t mind if he is not scoring often, but I need to see some real chance creating, otherwise keep Pepe “as he has shown same stats” and bring Coutinho a better playmaker!

  7. Edu is just making sure all Brazilian near retirement get their pay cheques, no wonder why we have done so poorly in last few years when it comes to investment and how we have performed on the field as well. Handing out stupid contracts. We will keep sliding down the table and also in rich club list as well year after year….anyone who does not believe so is delusional as proof is right Infront of everyone year after year.

    1. Sliding down the rich clubs list as you say,might be a blessing in disguise if it can help us in getting rid of the kroenke family,I am all for it!

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