According to The Evening Standard, rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target, Willian will become Arsenal’s first signing this summer after the winger completed a medical with the Gunners.
Spurs were reported to be the front-runners for the Brazilian’s signature at one point (Mundo Deportivo) but their North London rivals look to have moved quickly to complete a deal.
The former Anzhi Makhachkala man took to social media on Monday to announce his departure from Stamford Bridge after seven years at the club.
The Evening Standard reveals that the 32-year-old has completed a medical and agreed on a three-year deal with Mikel Arteta’s side.
They claim that an announcement from Arsenal is expected later this week, with the winger set to earn around £100,000-a-week.
Meanwhile, The Daily Mail suggest that David Luiz, who is Willian’s international teammate as well as playing with him at Chelsea, may have played an important role in convincing the wide man to move to the Emirates.
Spurs Web Opinion
Despite our rumoured interest in Willian, it does not seem like we really pushed for his signature. I am not particularly surprised that Daniel Levy did not want to hand a 32-year-old a three-year extension. While the Brazilian could be an important player for the Gunners next year, I can see them coming to regret handing him a contract until he turns 35.
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