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

16:10  14 august  2020
16:10  14 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.

Arsenal have secured the signing of former Chelsea winger Willian on a three-year deal, but the arrival of the Brazilian hasn't been universally welcomed by "We have been monitoring him for the past few months, we had a clear intention to strengthen in the attacking midfielder and the winger positions

Willian helped Chelsea to two Premier League titles, one FA Cup triumph and the 2019 Europa League, when Maurizio Sarri’s men thumped Arsenal The former Corinthians player was forced to watch on when Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 in this year’s FA Cup final, however, missing out through a

Willian is not the first to play for Arsenal and Chelsea in the Premier League © Getty Images Willian is not the first to play for Arsenal and Chelsea in the Premier League

So now it is official: Willian is an Arsenal player.

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.

However, Willian, 32, is by no means the first player to represent both sides of the fierce London rivalry in England's top flight.

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WILLIAN ’S agent has slammed Arsenal ’s previous transfer policy by accusing the club’s former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat of “cock ups”. Kia Joorabchian - who represents Cedric Soares, David Luiz and Gunners bound Willian - has been labelled as having too much influence on Arsenal ’s transfers

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Some famous names have featured in both the red and white of Arsenal and the blue of Chelsea.

NICOLAS ANELKA

The much-travelled Frenchman, the feature of a new Netflix film, arrived at Arsenal as a prodigious teenager in February 1997 and won a Premier League and FA Cup double the following season. His performances led to a big-money move to Real Madrid in 1999 but an unsuccessful spell at the Santiago Bernabeu led to a return to Paris Saint-Germain and subsequent spells at Liverpool, Manchester City, Fenerbahce and Bolton Wanderers, before he rocked up at Chelsea in 2008, where he lifted the Premier League once and the FA Cup twice.

ASHLEY COLE

Considered by many as England's greatest ever left-back, Cole was a hero in north London having risen through the ranks at Arsenal where he was a two-time Premier League champion and three-time FA Cup winner. His relationship with the club's fans soured amid a controversial move to Chelsea in 2006, but the honours continued to stack up as Cole won another Premier League title, the FA Cup a further four times, an EFL Cup, the Europa League and the Champions League.

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At Arsenal , Willian has become one of the best-paid Premier League stars. The move comes at a time when the Gunners have found themselves under increased public scrutiny, following Chelsea are understood to have already broken their salary record, after making new boy Timo Werner the

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WILLIAM GALLAS

The versatile French defender was signed for Chelsea from Marseille by Claudio Ranieri in 2001 and he went on to win the Premier League twice with the Blues before heading for Arsenal as part of the deal that took Cole to Chelsea in 2006. He racked up over 100 top-flight appearances at the Gunners before joining rivals Tottenham in 2010, completing a career hat-trick in terms of capital clubs.

CESC FABREGAS

Snared from Barcelona's academy, Fabregas made his Arsenal debut as a wide-eyed teenager as a 16-year-old in an EFL Cup tie against Rotherham United in October 2003. His solitary major honour with the Gunners was an FA Cup medal in 2005, though he was a Champions League runner-up the following season. A return to Barca followed in 2011 and he was linked with a move back to the Gunners prior to joining Chelsea in 2014. Fabregas lifted the Premier League (twice), the FA Cup and the EFL Cup with the Blues.

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Willian overtakes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Arsenal 's second highest earner. ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Gunners news. That makes him a higher earner After snapping up Willian , boss Mikel Arteta said: “I believe he’s a player that can really make a difference for us.

OLIVIER GIROUD

After firing Montpellier to an unlikely Ligue 1 triumph in the 2011-12 campaign, Giroud earned a move to the Premier League with Arsenal. A popular figure at the Gunners, Giroud won the FA Cup three times during his time in north London. He opted to join Chelsea in January 2018 in order to play more first-team games with a World Cup on the horizon. At Stamford Bridge, Giroud has medals in the FA Cup and Europa League and, despite being linked with a move elsewhere, signed an extension to remain with the club for the 2020-21 season.

EMMANUEL PETIT

A fierce competitor in Arsenal's engine room, Petit reunited with former Monaco boss Arsene Wenger in June 1997. The 1998 World Cup winner became a fan favourite playing alongside French compatriot Patrick Vieira, with the duo influential in the double-winning 1997-98 team. Along with Marc Overmars, he left for Barcelona in 2000 but spent a solitary unsuccessful campaign at Camp Nou before returning to the Premier League with Chelsea, where he stayed for three years.

DAVID LUIZ

Like Willian, Brazilian compatriot David Luiz arrived at Emirates Stadium last year with a wealth of experience and honours to his name. After winning the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League (twice) and FA Cup (twice) across two stints at Stamford Bridge, the centre-back is already off the mark at Arsenal thanks to a triumphant FA Cup campaign. His first season with the Gunners had several low points, the nadir being his disastrous display against Manchester City in June, but he was still handed a contract extension.

Willian joined Arsenal after Arteta revealed Champions League plan

  Willian joined Arsenal after Arteta revealed Champions League plan Willian opted to make the move across London to join the Gunners with the club offering him a lucrative deal until 2023 - and Arteta's ambition to win trophies helped him make the decision. © Provided by Daily Mail Willian said he joined Arsenal because of Mikel Arteta's ambition to win the Champions League © Provided by Daily Mail 'One of the reasons I wanted a three-year deal was to be part of a plan, not just a player passing through,' the winger told The Sun.'When I talked with the manager he told me why he needed me for three years.

The Gunners failed to land both Luis Suarez and Karim Benzema in recent years. Arsenal started this season with Olivier Giroud and Lucas Perez, the £17m purchase who has With the summer's transfer window around the corner, Chelsea , Manchester United and Co are already being linked with

Arsenal were playing away to Bolton and we won 2-0. I made two assists and then the next day in the restaurant before training he came to me and told He was under huge pressure before a big game and he had forgotten I worked for the Mail, the paper he reads at home, and mistakenly believed I

PETR CECH

A real fan favourite at Chelsea, Cech departed the club in 2015 after 11 years and elected to see out his career with Arsenal. He added another FA Cup to his collection in the second of his four seasons with Arsenal but tasted defeat in the EFL Cup and Europa League finals, the latter coming at the hands of Chelsea and, somewhat fittingly, that proved to be his final game before confirming his retirement.

YOSSI BENAYOUN

The midfielder was barely used in three seasons with Chelsea and was twice sent out on loan. One of those spells was with Arsenal in 2011-12, making 25 appearances in all competitions, scoring six times, but he is better known for his time in England with West Ham and Liverpool.

LASSANA DIARRA

Another who opted to swap Chelsea for Arsenal after struggling for playing time at Stamford Bridge, Diarra lasted just five months at Emirates Stadium before moving on to Portsmouth, where he won the FA Cup in 2008. The Frenchman's displays at Fratton Park earned him a shock move to Real Madrid and he has also gone on to represent Marseille and PSG in Ligue 1.


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Mercato Chelsea: Willian still not agreed .
© Supplied by Sports.fr Willian Discussions between Chelsea and Willian are at a standstill. The Brazilian and the London club are unable to agree on the length of the 31-year-old winger's possible new contract. While Chelsea have just lost this Saturday in the FA Cup final against Arsenal (2-1) , talks are raging behind the scenes to try to build and consolidate the formation led by Frank Lampard. One of the major files that the recruiters of the Blues have to manage concerns Willian .

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