Willian has apparently asked his father to be quiet about his imminent departure from Arsenal lest he mess it up.

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Arsenal’s Brazilian midfielder Willian reacts during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns stadium in West Bromwich, central England, on January 2, 2021. (Photo by Rui Vieira / POOL / AFP) 

Willian and Arsenal are doing everything they can to facilitate the winger’s exit from the club this summer.

The player, who endured a torrid season with Arsenal, has not been included in any match day squads so far. He was, of course, ruled out with Covid, but Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, both infected at the same time, are both back playing and scoring. The only other one who isn’t is Alex Runarsson, and we all know we’re trying to get rid of him, too.

While it has been reported that a move to Corinthians was close to happening, it seems like that might not exactly be the case. A deal is still possible, but it’s not as close as many would like to think.

AC Milan are also said to be interested in signing the former Chelsea man, but only if they don’t get their preferred options, and only if he’s free.

Arsenal know they will have to waive any sort of fee if they want to get him out, but it also means it’s all likely to go down to the last few days of the window, running the risk of Arsenal being stuck paying Willian’s £200kpw wages until January at the earliest.

In a bid to help his son leave Arsenal, Severino Borges has been conducting interviews and speaking about Willian’s situation. A report from Brazil claims that the winger has asked his dad to be quiet going forward, lest he ruin his chance of getting out.

Severino is a self-confessed Corinthians ‘fanatic’ and would naturally love to see his son turn out for them.

He has apparently agreed, however, to his son’s wish for him to be quiet.

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