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Willian in tears as injury strikes former Arsenal man

Willian left the pitch in tears earlier this week as scans show the former Arsenal man is set for a spell on the sidelines.
Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Willian reacts during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 19, 2020. (Photo by Will Oliver / POOL / AFP)

"My time at Arsenal was not good": former Arsenal man explains leaving this summer

Willian has told media in Brazil he wasn't happy at Arsenal which makes the feeling mutual.
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Kia Joorabchian launches attack on Arsenal after Willian’s failed spell

Kia Joorabchian, Edu's mate and the agent at the heart of some of the worst deals Arsenal have done recently, has hit out the club for their 'failed project' following Willian's contract termination.
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Mercado Bitcoin becomes new sponsor of Corinthians

Corinthians have signed a new deal with Mercado Bitcoin, the largest bitcoin exchange in Latin America to become the club's new sponsor for the next 16 months, it's logo adorning the Corinthians shirt.
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"It's great to be home": Arsenal flop cries as he's reunited with father

Willian has said it's 'great coming home' after he signed for Corinthians following his contract termination with Arsenal.
Takehiro Tomiyasu with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Episode 304: Assessing Arsenal’s transfer window

This week Matthew is joined by Stephen to lament another limp performance against Man City, get quietly excited about yet another signing and what he can bring to the club in terms of balance and bite, while also struggling with office metaphors talking about Willian's surprising painless departure.
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What deals are Arsenal trying to complete before the window closes?

The 2021 summer transfer window closes at 11pm on Tuesday, 31 August, and Arsenal still have a bit of business they want to get done.
Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Willian reacts during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 19, 2020. (Photo by Will Oliver / POOL / AFP)

Willian apologises to Arsenal fans

Willian has apologised to Arsenal fans for his poor season at the club after it was announced that his contract at Arsenal had been terminated by mutual consent.
Willian Arsenal contract terminated - 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) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Willian Arsenal contract terminated, should they have ever signed him?

After a troubled season at Arsenal, Willian's Arsenal contract has been terminated and he is no longer an Arsenal player, but should he have ever been one in the first place?
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Willian of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on October 04, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images)

Announcement imminent: Arsenal agree final termination details with first-team forward

Willian has now agreed the final details of his contract termination with Arsenal, with an announcement set to follow imminently.
Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Willian reacts during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 19, 2020. (Photo by Will Oliver / POOL / AFP)

Monday announcement expected: Arsenal forward agrees to terminate deal to complete transfer

Willian is reportedly set to terminate his Arsenal contract for nothing, giving up his remaining wages to sign for Corinthians on reduced terms.
Willian Arsenal contract terminated - 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) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal forward not in training after deciding to leave

Willian wasn't involved in training with Arsenal on Thursday, after accepting Corinthians' offer to join them - with some financial details outstanding.
Bukayo Saka of Arsenal during The Mind Series between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur stadium, London, England on 08th August 2021. Copyright: Action Foto Sport

4 players back available: Arsenal team news vs Manchester City

Hector Bellerin, Kieran Tierney, and Bukayo Saka are among those available for selection against Manchester City, after shaking off injuries.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Willian of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on February 14, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Adam Davy - Pool/Getty Images)

Willian social media ‘story’ not true

Despite claims to the contrary, all the evidence suggests Willian hasn't recently removed Arsenal from his social media bios.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Willian of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on February 14, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Adam Davy - Pool/Getty Images)

Willian asks dad to shut up to avoid ruining Arsenal escape

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

Rapid progress in negotiations to secure Arsenal 33yo's departure

There has been rapid progress in Corinthians' negotiations to sign Willian from Arsenal, with the free transfer now expected to go through.
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Odegaard & 4 others back available: Arsenal team news vs West Brom

Arsenal have provided their latest team news update, and there's quite a bit of good news in there after a difficult couple of weeks.
Willian in training with Arsenal (Photo via Willian on Instagram)

Arsenal flop finally close to leaving on free transfer

Willian is close to a free transfer to Corinthians, with all parties keen to complete a deal to get at least some of the winger's wages off Arsenal's books.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal pre-match during the 2021/22 Pre Season Friendly Mind series tournament match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 8 August 2021. Copyright: Andy Rowland

5 ruled out, 2 doubts: Arsenal team news vs Chelsea

Five players have been ruled out of Arsenal's match against Chelsea at the weekend, with two others listed as doubts for the London derby.

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal match should have been postponed

Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal's match against Brentford should have been postponed given the Gunners' four positive Covid-19 cases.
Willian in training with Arsenal (Photo via Willian on Instagram)

Arsenal winger remains absent from matches as he's not fit to play

Willian isn't currently fit to play, according to Mikel Arteta, hence his absence from the recent Arsenal squads in pre-season and the Premier League.
Willian in training with Arsenal (Photo via Willian on Instagram)

Why Willian wasn’t involved against Spurs

Willian is in training, uninjured, and doesn't appear to be close to a move, but he was excluded from Arsenal's match at the weekend anyway.
Willian in training with Arsenal (Photo via Willian on Instagram)

Arsenal 32yo's exit is now a work in progress

An Arsenal exit for Willian is a work in progress, but links to Al-Ahli Saudi Club seem to be wide of the mark.
Willian Arsenal contract terminated - 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) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Laughable claim Willian's Arsenal wages make him a prisoner

Back in May, it was reported that Willian was '100% leaving Arsenal, even if no English clubs came in for him, but no clubs at all want him due to his large wages.
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - Emirates Stadium during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Richard Heathcote

1 Arsenal surgery, 2 awards, 2 new coaches, Napoli friendly & 14 transfer rumours

As football came to a close last weekend, actual news has been light on the ground, but here is a roundup of the top Arsenal news and gossip stories this week.

“I want to confirm that Willian is 100% leaving the club” says trusted journalist

Willian is '100%' to leave Arsenal this summer, even if no other English clubs come in for him, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Willian reacts during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 19, 2020. (Photo by Will Oliver / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal man pushing to leave to join Chelsea

Willian's primary goal for the summer is a return to Chelsea after just one year with Arsenal, according to a report.
Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang right scores their side s second goal of the game during the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021. Copyright: Stu Forster

3 Arsenal stars named in Premier League Worst XI of the season

It may only contain 11 players but the Premier League worst XI of the season, as picked by ESPN, contains three Arsenal players which, if you ask me, seems a bit excessive.
Bernd Leno Arsenal, APRIL 29, 2021 - Football / Soccer : UEFA Europa League Semi-finals 1st leg match between Villarreal CF 2-1 Arsenal FC at the Estadio de la Ceramica in Vila-Real, Spain.

2 confirmed exits on busy day for Arsenal

Although the season isn't quite over for all teams at Arsenal, things are on the move with a busy summer expected for both the men's and women's teams.
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Number 1 signing: Super agent explains Arteta's desire for his client

Super agent Kia Joorabchian has hit back at Jamie Carragher for claiming he was responsible for getting Arsenal to sign Willian.
Willian Arsenal contract terminated - 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) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Willian on Arsenal and Chelsea training differences

Willian is being linked with a move away this summer but the Brazilian has given an interview which doesn't seem like he is going just yet as he discusses adapting to Arsenal's different training style.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Willian of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on February 14, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Adam Davy - Pool/Getty Images)

Arsenal flop expected to make hasty exit this summer

Following the news about David Luiz's planned departure, Willian is to be the second former Chelsea player to leave Arsenal this summer.
Bernd Leno of Arsenal in action during Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London - 23rd April 2021 Arsenal v Everton, Premier League, Football, The Emirates Stadium, London, UK - 23 Apr 2021 Photo by Holly Allison/TPI/Shutterstock

7 senior Arsenal players want to leave say reports

At least five senior Arsenal players want to leave the club this summer, according to multiple reports after last week's Europa League exit.
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Willian celebrates scoring their side s third goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Richard Heathcote

Arteta calls on Smith Rowe to do more as he praises Willian

Mikel Arteta has called on Emile Smith Rowe to do more while defending Willian despite the latter having a terrible season.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Willian of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on February 14, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Adam Davy - Pool/Getty Images)

Willian gives update on his Arsenal future amid recent struggle for minutes

Willian says his plan is still to see out the remainder of his three-year deal with Arsenal, despite the struggles he's had in the first season.
Willian Arsenal contract terminated - 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) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal man opens up about racist abuse impact and demands action

Willian has added his voice to the growing calls for more action to be taken to tackle racial abuse online while admitting he is sometimes even afraid to look at his phone.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz (L) and Leeds United's English striker Patrick Bamford compete during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal suffer potential double blow pre-Liverpool clash

David Luiz is out and Granit Xhaka is a doubt for Arsenal's match against Liverpool on Saturday, the club have confirmed.
Willian in training with Arsenal (Photo via Willian on Instagram)

Arsenal winger recovers from injury to return to training pre-West Ham

Willian is back in training ahead of Arsenal's clash with West Ham United at the weekend, following his recent calf injury.
Arsenal's Bukayo Saka during the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday March 14, 2021. Copyright: Dan Mullan

Mikel Arteta provides pre-West Ham injury update

Mikel Arteta provided an injury update on Friday morning after Arsenal's midweek clash with Olympiacos the previous night.
Willian Arsenal contract terminated - 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) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

1 stat that highlights Arsenal’s big problem

No greater indictment of Arsenal's season can be found than the fact that Willian has more Premier League assists than any other Arsenal player