Along with Tottenham and Juventus, Arsenal was also in the race trying to snatch Willian from Chelsea. The club already had its eyes on him during the last transfer window and were working to persuade him to make a move to North London even before the break in football. The question remains now whether they are still willing to go to great lengths for the player.
Arsenal was ready to offer the forward a contract of £250,000 a week, but due to current struggles in budget they might come back on that. The player has already spoken out before this saying he wouldn’t see a problem in joining Arsenal after leaving Chelsea despite them being rivals. However, if the club can’t meet his demands, this could change.
If Arsenal can keep their current offer in place, Willian would be the second highest paid player after Mesut Ozil. An attractive offer for the Brazilian national, who is seriously considering it.
Willian is 5/6 to join the Gunners.