Willian has completed his medical ahead of his move across London to join Arsenal.
On Sunday, Willian said goodbye to Chelsea after their season officially ended. On Monday, Chelsea said goodbye to him. Then, the Evening Standard report that the player had undergone his medical at London Colney ahead of a move to join Mikel Arteta at Arsenal, something that has been confirmed in the update below.
The 32-year-old is believed to have signed a three-year deal with Arsenal on slightly lower wages than he was getting at Chelsea.
Despite persistent rumours that this signing is only happening because of Kia Joorabchian, it was claimed in the Telegraph on Monday that Arteta had specifically requested the player himself.
Willian won a total of five trophies with Chelsea after signing from Anzhi in 2013 for £31.95m and was a regular in the starting lineup under five different managers.
Arsenal are expected to announce the signing this week, making Willian their first signing of a summer that is going to see a lot of activity.
Willian fez exames médicos no Arsenal. Tudo certo com o jogador – inflamação que o tirou dos últimos três jogos do Chelsea na temporada não é problema. Anúncio do acerto cada vez mais próximo.
— Fred Caldeira (@fredcaldeira) August 11, 2020
The above tweet reads, “Willian had medical tests at Arsenal. All right with the player – inflammation that took him out of Chelsea’s last three games this season is no problem. Announcement of the hit ever closer.”
- This article was originally published on 10 August 2020 and was amended on 11 August to add the above tweet and translation from Fred Caldeira.