“Still same plans” Romano delivers an update on Arsenal’s plans for Willian

Fabrizio Romano claims that Arsenal and Willian still plan to end their relationship this summer after a less than impressive first season together.

Mikel Arteta signed the Brazilian with confidence that he would bring the required winning experience to his squad last season.

However, the former Chelsea man flattered to deceive and seemed like a total waste of space in the Arsenal squad.

The attacker is one of the club’s highest earners and hasn’t looked like he can justify being paid so much.

He hasn’t had many clubs come for him in this transfer window, which means Arsenal might be stuck with him for some time.

Despite the absence of interested parties, Romano says Arsenal is still keen to get him off their wage bill at the moment.

The transfer insider had tweeted in May that Willian will follow David Luiz through the Emirates exit door and he has now updated the tweet with another one which reads:

“Two months later, still same plans for Willian: he’s expected to leave Arsenal this summer once the right proposal will arrive. #AFC

“Work in progress with his agent to find the best solution in the next weeks. Arsenal board now waiting too.”

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    1. Only “quite” underwhelming? I’d say more than completely underwhelming or in fan speak, total rubbish! If he could have even be bothered to try – which he could not – that would have been a start!

    2. Love the typically English understatement! Just “quite underwhelming”! HOW BEAUTIFULLY UNDERSTATED!

  1. Arteta should be asked, either kindly or forcefully, to forfeit his 7M salary as payout for Willian to leave… Just my suggestion for solving this Willian crisis. I know it is dumb, but so was the decision to sign him in the first place.

    1. This is one where I turn to my dad’s quotes….”what do you do if you poop in your hat? You buy another hat.”

    2. If you did that to every manager who made a bad signing there would be none left it the game.

  2. Bench him, simple as that. Make an example of him like they did Ozil.

    Perfect case to display the “ruthlessness” Arteta has talked about. Leave him home for game day, he’s getting paid either way.

    He offers nothing to the team, and there are others willing to bust a lung for the badge, dying for a chance on the pitch.

    1. actually he should be sent to Hale’s End, as 1 of the 3 senior eligible players, like a rehab assignment, so he still has to play and/or embarrass himself…this way he’s not able to have his cake and eat it too

      1. What does it say about the state of things at the club?

        Are we depending on a 32 year old mercanery to bounce back from one of the most pathetic years I’ve ever seen from an Arsenal player?

        Willian was actually referred to as a “leader” when he was signed last year.

        Arteta defended this lump time and time again last year, and this is how he repays a manager, unfit, unprofessional, and unworthy of his shirt

        1. Arteta must have thought that Willian was going to be a good signing otherwise he’d have got someone else. I questioned 3 years but a two year deal was reasonable to me and what a wet lettuce Willian has been. I didn’t expect that at all.

          Not trying to prove his detractors wrong and return with a pot belly instead was not a great message to send

          1. To be fair, he was a good buy at the time. I was certainly very excited about him coming to Arsenal. I just think he can’t be bothered to play hard for the team.

      2. To poison the young minds in the academy?

        Let him go on a two years holiday and warn him never to come closer to at least a dozen miles from Emirates. It won’t be the first time we’ll be making a loss on a player.

  3. Seems great players come to us for a retirement payday. He is even poorer than Ozil in his worst games.

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