Graeme Souness has laid into Willian for his role in Everton's first goal against Arsenal on Saturday night. The Toffees went second thanks to a 2-1 win over the Gunners, whose own woes continue. Mikel Arteta's side have now lost seven of their last 10 games with pressure mounting on the Spaniard. But he is not being helped by his players with Willian highlighted for his lack of work rate
Mikel Arteta confirmed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will remain as Arsenal’s penalty taker this season despite the arrival of Willian. Aubameyang put pen to paper on a new deal this week, committing his long-term future to the club, and helped Arsenal get off to a winning start to the new Premier League season by getting on the scoresheet in a 3-0 win over Fulham. Willian, who joined Arsenal on a free transfer
Oscar has revealed that his former Chelsea teammates Willian and David Luiz have encouraged him to join them at Arsenal. The Brazilian midfielder won two Premier League titles as well as the Europa League during his four-and-a-half year stint at Stamford Bridge. The 29-year-old is now playing for Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG but admits he is keen to return to Europe once his £400,000-a-week contract ends in 2024.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has hinted summer signing Willian and the returning William Saliba are destined for central starting roles in his new-look Arsenal team this season. Brazil international Willian swapped west for north London earlier this month after taking the decision to leave Chelsea after seven trophy-laden years in west London. Saliba, meanwhile, was signed 12 months ago from Saint-Etienne but returned to the Ligue 1 club on loan
‘He said, “Come to Arsenal, I want you to come!”: Willian reveals how old pal David Luiz begged him to follow him to Emirates Stadium from Chelsea (and the £220,000-a-week deal must have helped too!) Willian has joined Arsenal on a three-year contract worth £220,000-a-week Willian said a chat with former Chelsea team-mate David Luiz persuaded him The Brazilian forward said Luiz helped him overcome ‘difficult times at Chelsea’ And
Willian has revealed how David Luiz played a big part in his decision to move to Arsenal after begging the forward to make the switch across London. The Brazilian pair were teammates at Chelsea previously prior to Luiz making the same transfer himself last summer. With his contract winding down, Willian had plenty of offers on the table, but was keen to stay in the nation's capital. And after speaking
REVEALED: Willian ‘had no intention of leaving Chelsea and felt discredited by their attitude’ as he was refused a three-year contract… and Manchester City and Manchester United made offers for him before he joined Arsenal Willian reportedly did not want to leave Chelsea, but was not offered a new deal He was surprised by the club’s directors decision to allow him to leave Chelsea The 32-year-old felt ‘discredited’ after spending
Ian Wright believes Willian joining Arsenal on a free transfer is a ‘magnificent’ deal for his former club and claims the Brazilian’s arrival is only going to have a positive impact on fellow countryman Gabriel Martinelli. Willian, 32, put an end to months of speculation over his Chelsea future by putting pen to paper on a three-year deal at Arsenal worth around £220,000-a-week. There has been some surprise about the
New Arsenal signing Willian insists it was impossible to resist the lure of Arsenal and claims the influence of Mikel Arteta played a key role in his decision to join the Gunners. The Brazil international spent seven years at Chelsea, playing a key role during a trophy-laden period in the club’s history. Willian’s contract expired last month and he had been holding out for the offer of a three-year deal,
Arsenal have completed the signing of Willian on a three-year contract, the club has confirmed. The Brazilian midfielder, who spent seven years at Stamford Bridge, was available on a free transfer after failing to agree a new deal with Chelsea. The Blues had offered the 32-year-old a two-year contract, however, Willian and his agent, Kia Joorachbian, held firm on their demands for a three-year deal and negotiations reached an impasse.