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Sport Willian confirms Chelsea exit amid Arsenal rumours

17:20  09 august  2020
17:20  09 august  2020 Source:   goal.com

Arsenal are paying Willian more than ANY Liverpool player earns

  Arsenal are paying Willian more than ANY Liverpool player earns Despite making a move at the age of 32, Brazil international Willian has joined the ranks of the Premier League's most well-payed stars, and will now rake in more than the likes of Mohamed Salah.The Brazil winger has secured a sumptuous payday at Arsenal, and the figures which are now emerging of his new contract are quite astonishing.

As rumours over a switch to Arsenal continue, Willian has confirmed he is bringing his seven-year spell at Chelsea to an end.

Willian has confirmed he is leaving Chelsea after the expiration of his contract, with the Brazil international seemingly edging closer to joining Arsenal . The playmaker joined Chelsea from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013, going on to make 234 Premier League appearances for the Blues.

Willian in a blue shirt throwing a ball: Willian has left Chelsea © Getty Images Willian has left Chelsea

Willian has confirmed he is leaving Chelsea after the expiration of his contract, with the Brazil international seemingly edging closer to joining Arsenal.

The playmaker joined Chelsea from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013, going on to make 234 Premier League appearances for the Blues.

However, after winning two league titles, one FA Cup, the EFL Cup and the Europa League, Willian is leaving Stamford Bridge after failing to agree to a new deal.

Willian to Arsenal: Cole, Fabregas, Giroud and the players to feature for the Gunners and Chelsea

  Willian to Arsenal: Cole, Fabregas, Giroud and the players to feature for the Gunners and Chelsea Willian joins a notable list of names to play for both Arsenal and Chelsea in the Premier League era.A deal long rumoured was finally confirmed on Friday, the Brazilian signing a three-year contract at Emirates Stadium after opting not to extend his stay at Chelsea, where he became a two-time Premier League winner.

Willian makes official statement on Chelsea departure amid Arsenal transfer links. MORE: Tottenham surprise contenders for potential £30m Arsenal transfer raid. Willian now says, however, that it’s time to say goodbye to Chelsea , amid rumours that he’s edging closer to a move to Arsenal .

Arsenal is reportedly on the verge of seal the deal to bring Willian to the Emirates Stadium and the player announced his departure on his 32nd birthday. Twice-named Chelsea ’s Players’ Player of the Year, Willian leaves West London with two Premier League titles, two FA Cups, a Europa League

In an open letter to Chelsea's fans on Sunday, Willian penned an emotional goodbye to the club.

"They were seven wonderful years," he wrote. "In August 2013 when I received the offer from Chelsea, I was convinced that this was where I had to play.

"There were so many happy times, some sad, there were trophies and it was always very intense.

"I am really grateful to the Chelsea fans for the affectionate way they welcomed me to Stamford Bridge and their support throughout my time at the club.

"The time has now come to move on. I am certainly going to miss my team-mates. I will miss all of the staff at the club who've always treated me like a son and I will miss the fans.

"I leave with my head held high, safe in the knowledge that I won things here and I always did my best in a Chelsea shirt!"

Willian's agent Kia Joorabchian revealed last month that his client had offers from two Premier League clubs, with Arsenal the favourites to land the 32-year-old.

Pedro also left Chelsea on Sunday, and is set to join Roma on a free transfer.

Willian and Kante in contention for FA Cup final, Lampard undecided on goalkeeper .
Frank Lampard has included N'Golo Kante and Willian in his squad for the FA Cup final despite recent injury problems.France international Kante has endured a frustrating season for the Blues, with numerous injury issues and fitness problems putting him on the sidelines.

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