Image: Willian bids goodbye to Chelsea ahead of expected Arsenal move

Chelsea winger Willian has said goodbye to his former club, ahead of his widely anticipated move to Arsenal.

The Brazilian forward agreed to extend his Blues stay until the end of the season, with the Coronavirus pandemic halted the 2019-20 campaign in March, resulting in the term to over-run the initial contract expiry of June 30.

With Chelsea having lost to Bayern Munich last night, that meant that he would now be a free agent, having failed to agree terms over a new deal, and our side appear to be extremely close to bringing him to North London, with SkySports among a number of publications reporting as such.

Willian has now given a heartfelt message to fans, insisting that he can hold his ‘head high’, in the knowledge that he always gave his all.

Will Willian command a regular first-team role at the Emirates?


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  1. Incoming Top Troller and co. (The only articles they actually bother to post on).

    Welcome Willian 🥳🥳 GOYG

      1. You will need to harness all of your powers of deductive reasoning for this one bud 😋😂

  2. On a lighter note, Willian will be replacing Guendouzi in the hair department. He will be joining his friend and ex team mate Luiz. Well its now friend and new team mate.

    Welcome Willian.
    Hopefully we get 2 or 3 more players. Rumours are hitting up….

  3. Classy move to delay the announcement until he’d had a chance to bid farewell.

    Onwards and upwards, lad.

  4. We’ll be bringing in players this summer… Loan and permanent transfers, Arteta really wants to overhaul the squad. That fact is not hidden…
    If all goes according to plan we’ll be bringing in

    Coutinho (Loan)
    Aubameyang(New contract)
    Martinez (New contract)

    And we’ll let players go.
    If we bring in all those players, how would you rate the transfer window ??

    1. Yes…. If these transfer happens then MA will have pretty decent squad to notch at least Top 4

      And if he gets Coutinho and Partey then he can shift back to 4-3-3 his preferred formation…..
      With Martinez as GK, Bellerin and Tierney as RB LB, Saliba and Gabriel as CB

      Partey, Ceballos and Xhaka In midfield and Coutinho on Left, Willian on Right and Aubameyang with his preferred central position….
      And if we achieve top 4 this season then we can start building our bench also because starting 11 looks good in this team so we would require decent bench also… Lacazette and Guendouzi expected to leave…. in this scenario we will left with Saka, Martinelli, Pépé and ESR with pretty young talent on bench..

    2. A 10 out of 10 Eddie.

      My only ? with your list is the
      likelihood of both Coutinho and
      Ceballos being brought in on loan.
      LOVE to add both but I cant see DC
      bypassing the opportinty to start @
      Real Bettis to compete with PC @

      1. DC isn’t competing with PC…
        DC is a central midfielder, and isn’t an attacking midfielder.
        PC and DC don’t play the same position, even while at Madrid, he was a central midfielder.
        Like Cazorla.

        The least of his worries should be PC.
        I think Arteta would go with a midfield threw of


        The attack pick itself

        1. I agree that PC and DC arent
          similiar players but if Arsenal do
          in fact land both Partey and PC
          where is exactly DC going to
          slot in if MA settles for a back

          Xhaka and Partey will be the 1st
          choice midfield pairing and PC
          more than likely will pull the
          attacking strings with Willian,
          Pepe and Auba the beneficiaries.

          DC sadly may be the odd man out.

          1. We need very good players, DC would get enough playing time depending on Arteta’s rotation… Everyone will play. DC needs to battle it with Xhaka if he wants it.
            No free slot

    3. Ceballos-feel we could get better
      Coutino-dont see where he fits in with Willian signed
      Willian- really excited about this signing ,if fans had really watched him the last 7 years they will understand what he will bring ,for me the game thing is irrelevant.
      Gabriel- can’t say I know much of him and I watch alot of french football,would imagine that would be the case for most of us .
      Partey- could be the signing of the summer if we get him ,fingers 🤞
      Auba – think it’s already done ✅ his record speaks for itself
      Martinez- read reports he will move on for 1st team action and you can’t blame him ,but for me Leno is ahead of him .
      If we get Willian then I would imagine a front 3 of him Auba and Pepe which leaves Laca as maybe transfer funds or the partey swap .

        1. Couldnt agree more, bayern had 5 players on the field last night over 30 against chelsea

      1. Coutinho isn’t a winger though… I see a lot of people saying there’s no space for him upfront. He’s wide Midfielder/attacking Midfielder
        who only sometimes plays the wings.
        We need him.
        I think Arteta is trying to create a midfield similar to the


        1. That leaves it as a 443 and to me it looks like Arteta maybe prefers the 523
          Which gives us the 2 wingbacks ,maybe he will change up if he can get then personal.

          1. Arteta prefers a 4-3-3.
            Remember that was his formation before he switches to a back 5.
            It’s actually why he’s trying to bring in his own players.
            He switched to back 5 because he needed to protect the defense.
            With his own players, he’ll switch back to his 4-3-3

  5. Nothing can stop MA from using xhaka. Without him there will b a big issue cos the guy is a bomb . Here’s ma formation if we got all this players. (1) Leno.
    (2) Belerin. (5) Luiz. (6) Mari. (3)Tierney.
    (4) Xhaka. (4) Partey.
    (10) Courtino.
    (7) Wilian. (9) Auba. (11) Saka .
    Bench with a good option. Pepe for willian . Laca for Auba. Matineli for Saka. Holding for Mari. Magan for Luiz. Cebalos for Partey. Martinez for Leno. Mustafi- for Luiz. Sead for Tierney.

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