Willian is likely to be on the road to Arsenal after spending seven years in Chelsea. According to reports, Willian has undergone his medical at arsenal. The 32 years old announced his departure from the club after playing in Stamford bridge for seven years and will move to emirate stadium following the 2020/21 Premier League season. The league sets to begin on September 12. And Willian transfer draws near as he has finished his medical.
Ahead of his move, he enjoyed a video call with arsenal center-back and former Chelsea teammate, David Luiz on the day he announced his move from Chelsea. David Luiz made a post on his Instagram page when he was catching up with Willian with a caption that says, Always Together.
Willian and Luiz played together as teammates in Chelsea in 2013. But David Luiz later left the club to join Paris Saint german. The two players later reunited when Luiz came back to west London in 2016. They both played together before David Luiz joined arsenal last summer. Although Chelsea is keen on keeping Willian the club director, Granovskaia Marina was only ready to offer the Brazilian a two-year deal. Willian rejected the unpleasant deal.
This made him go in search of another team and FA Cup winners Arsenal are set to sign their first signing of the summer transfer window. The 32 years old Willian has appeared for Chelsea 339 times scoring 63 goals and providing 62 assists in seven years. He made his decision to leave after the defeat of Chelsea against Bayern Munich. Chelsea lost to Bayern in their second leg round of 16 ties. The match ended in 4-1 that saw the german giant qualify to the next stage and left Chelsea down the road.
Willian will be joining Arsenal as soon as the contract has been completed. The contract is expected to be a 3 years contract that might be extended.
Willian gave a departure speech
I am really grateful for the way Chelsea fans welcomed me in the club. I am grateful for the support they showed me throughout the I spent in the club. Now the time has come for me to leave. Certainly, I will miss all my teammates. I will miss every staff who treated me like a son and I will also miss the fans.
I am leaving with my head high, knowing that I won things here and I did my best for the club when putting my shirt on.