A promising claim has emerged on the future of Willian at Arsenal…
The Gunners signed the 32-year-old winger as a free agent following his departure from Chelsea last summer but struggled to make much of an impact on the pitch after a two-assist debut against Fulham.
According to renowned Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, both parties are keen on a split in the current transfer window – speaking on the latest episode of ‘The Here We Go’ podcast, he said:
“We have many questions from Arsenal fans but talking about Willian. The situation is basically the same. Willian wants to leave Arsenal and Arsenal are open to selling him this summer. So we will see what will be the solution if they will receive the right bid, but Willian wants to go.”
This update will come as pleasing news for many around North London as the Arsenal flop signed a three-year £100k-per-week deal, meaning he’s still supposed to be at the Emirates Stadium for another two seasons.
But after one goal and seven assists across 37 appearances in 2020/21, he’s failed to warrant his extortionate wages.
Somehow, he has still attracted some interest, namely from David Beckham’s Inter Miami side, which is already looking like a nice retirement home for many former stars, with the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Blaise Matuidi and Kieran Gibbs.
Willian featured in a 45-minute cameo during their pre-season clash with Hibernian but plenty of the Gunners faithful slammed him for his physique just a month before the season gets fully underway.
Many have also urged the Arsenal hierarchy to do what they can to get rid of the struggling Brazilian.
Therefore, this latest update is promising and should leave the baying fanbase buzzing as there’s still a chance their wish is granted before the window slams shut at the end of next month.