Tag: Willian

LEEDS, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 22: Willian of Arsenal looks to break past Luke Ayling of Leeds United during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road on November 22, 2020 in Leeds, 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 Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)

Willian injury latest: When will he be fit for Arsenal?

Willian was substituted with an injury against Leeds United on Sunday, so what is his prognosis and when can we expect him back?
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 4, 2020. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP)

Pepe deserves the opportunities Arteta is giving Willian & Lacazette

Nicolas Pepe deserves the same opportunities being handed to Alexandre Lacazette and Willian on a weekly basis, arguably more than they do.
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)

Arteta speaks amid speculation winger will be dropped

There's still no certainty on whether Willian will feature against Leeds this weekend, despite Mikel Arteta insisting the Dubai issue is resolved.

Willian sucks up to Arteta but is still in trouble with Arsenal

Willian has been singing Mikel Arteta's praises but it remains to be seen if that's enough to save him the manager's wrath for being a naughty boy.
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)

0 since Fulham: Weak Willian Arsenal stats do not tell a good story

Willian Arsenal stats do not make pretty reading after the former Chelsea man stunk up the place against Aston Villa in the Premier League
Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish (C) runs with the ball as Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) chases him during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 8, 2020. (Photo by Andy Rain / POOL / AFP)

Only 1 Arsenal player rated higher than Willian vs Aston Villa

Willian was widely castigated on social media so it was something of a surprise to see him rated as one of the best players in the Arsenal side.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Willian of Arsenal looks on 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)

“He will be one of the best”: Willian praises ‘unique’ Arteta

Willian thinks Mikel Arteta is heading for the top as a coach, showing a unique outlook on football during his time with Arsenal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal greets Willian of Arsenal as he is substituted off during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on September 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Will Oliver - Pool/Getty Images)

Willian hits out at English media twisting his words on Arteta

Willian hit back at the English media on Friday, after they twisted his praise for Mikel Arteta to come off more like criticism.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Willian of Arsenal looks on 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)

Arsenal Team News for Leicester City: Ceballos update

With the short turnaround after the midweek Europa League clash, let's take a look at the Arsenal team news for Leicester City.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Willian of Arsenal looks on 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)

How many deals did Arsenal agree in this transfer window?

The transfer window for the 20/21 season is in full swing so how many deals have Arsenal agreed so far? More than you'd think...
COBHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Willian of Chelsea arrives for a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League Group H match against Lille OSC at Chelsea Training Ground on December 09, 2019 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Arsenal shirt numbers: 12

As Arsenal close in on the signing of Willian as a free agent, let's see what numbers the player has worn previously and what is available for him at Arsenal should the deal actually go through.

2 Arsenal stars make top-10 European debutants list

After the opening couple of weeks of fixtures across Europe's top-five leagues, two Arsenal signings made WhoScored's top-10 debutant list.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Gabriel after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on September 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton - Pool/Getty Images)

Cafu: Willian & Gabriel joined Arsenal to win the Premier League

Brazilian legend Cafu believes Willian and Gabriel both joined Mikel Arteta at Arsenal to win the Premier League.

3 Arsenal players make Premier League Team of the Week

Three Arsenal players made it into the BBC Premier League Team of the Week after the opening round of fixtures over the weekend.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs new Arsenal contract (via@Arsenal)

Willian makes more recoveries than assists and Mikel Arteta is happy

Whether you think he got two assists or three, there is no denying Willian stole the show against Fulham delivering a debut to remember.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on July 14, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal beat QPR 4-3 in first of multiple planned friendlies

Arsenal played the first of multiple behind-closed-doors pre-season friendlies on Tuesday after the return of multiple senior players to training.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (R) celebrates with Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz during the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, on August 1, 2020. - Arsenal won the match 2-1. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal's new signing explains which player convinced him to join

Willian says David Luiz was on the phone to him every day trying to convince him to trade Chelsea for Arsenal this summer.
Houssem Aouar to Arsenal? Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring the opener during the French Cup quarter-final football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central eastern France on February 12, 2020. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)

Arsenal Aouar bid, Gabriel update, Tierney ‘scared,’ new youngsters, kit & more

Arsenal are signing Gabriel, the only side to make an offer for Houssem Aouar, have announced another arrival, and a few other things.
COBHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Willian of Chelsea arrives for a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League Group H match against Lille OSC at Chelsea Training Ground on December 09, 2019 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

How many players moved from Chelsea to Arsenal before Willian?

Willian is now an Arsenal player but how many players have moved from Chelsea to Arsenal over the years?

Gabriel decides on Arsenal, Arsenal start at Fulham as fixtures released, away kit launched

Arsenal have signed another player, Gabriel wants Arsenal who will pay €50m for Thomas Partey, Auba deal done, Emi, Willian, and more

Willian on Gabriel Martinelli, David Luiz, Edu, Gilberto Silva and Arsenal

Willian sat down to with Arsenal.com to discuss Gabriel Martinelli and Brazil, what David Luiz said to him before signing, Edu, Gilberto Silva and Brazilians in the Premier League and what he can bring to the team.
Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey (L) celebrates with Atletico Madrid's Argentine forward Angel Correa after scoring during the Spanish league football match between Valencia CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on February 14, 2020. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / AFP)

Arsenal sign another freebie as Aubameyang deal done: Arsenal news & gossip roundup

Pretty much every Arsenal news and gossip update you need all in one place right here and just updated

Mikel Arteta gives numerous reasons why Willian ‘suits us’

Mikel Arteta talks to Arsenal.com to explain what Willian will add to the Arsenal squad both on and off the pitch.
Willian after signing for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Willian's Arsenal shirt number confirmed after he completes Chelsea transfer

Willian has a new shirt number at Arsenal, after signing on a free transfer from Chelsea on Friday following the conclusion of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
COBHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Willian of Chelsea walks out ahead of a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match against Bayern Munich at Chelsea Training Ground on February 24, 2020 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Official: Willian joins Arteta’s Arsenal revolution

Arsenal have convinced Willian to reject all offers thrown at him and signed the Brazilian forward on a three-year deal.
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian arrives at Chelsea's Cobham training facility in Stoke D'Abernon, southwest of London on May 19, 2020 as training resumes for the first time since the Premier League was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

‘Free’ Arsenal transfer to cost £35m and comes with 4th year option

Thanks to his agent, Willian's wages will double at Arsenal and cost the club around £35m despite claims he was taking a paycut to sign.
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian arrives at Chelsea's Cobham training facility in Stoke D'Abernon, southwest of London on May 19, 2020 as training resumes for the first time since the Premier League was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Willian Arsenal medical complete

According to the Evening Standard, Willian has completed his medical ahead of his move across London to join Arsenal.

Arsenal season review and summer preview

The domestic season may be over, but the podcast is still going and this week we're looking back at the season just ended and ahead to Arsenal's transfer window.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Willian of Chelsea looks up during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta specifically requested Arsenal sign Willian despite concerns

According to the Daily Telegraph, Mikel Arteta 'personally requested' Arsenal sign Willian despite his age in 'news' that sounds so like spin I'm a little dizzy.
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London on March 3, 2020. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Willian sends letter to Chelsea fans saying Goodbye

Willian has confirmed that he is leaving Chelsea and it seems like he is about to become an Arsenal player as he says goodbye to Chelsea fans in an open letter.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 14: Willian of Chelsea FC looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on March 14, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Willian offended by Chelsea’s approach as he prepares to join Arsenal

Willian is reportedly 'upset and offended' by how Chelsea went about his contract negotiations, with the forward receiving a 'take it or leave it' deal from Roman Abramovich's right-hand, Marina Granovskaia.
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) bumps fists with Crystal Palace's English manager Roy Hodgson (R) at the end of the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park in south London on July 7, 2020. (Photo by Justin Setterfield / 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 JUSTIN SETTERFIELD/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Willian reportedly taking weekly pay cut to join Arsenal

It seems like only a matter of time before Willian is announced as an Arsenal player but there is plenty of confusion around just what Arsenal have offered and he has agreed to.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 03: Willian of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on March 03, 2020, in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal agree 2-year deal with Willian despite Brazilian wanting 3

Arsenal have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal, with an option for a third, for Willian whom the media have been insisting would only sign a three-year deal somewhere.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: A close up view of Willian of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

What will Willian bring to Arsenal?

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Willian so what will Willian bring to Arsenal and does Mikel Arteta really want him or is this all more Kia Joorabchian games?
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 03: Willian of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on March 03, 2020, in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Willian finally makes his decision after offers from Arsenal and Chelsea

Willian is choosing a move to Arsenal over Chelsea and other potential transfer options, according to reports in Brazil.

Arsenal offer Willian what he wants as he rejects Chelsea

Arsenal are the front runners to sign Chelsea winger Willian again after he rejected the FA Cup runners-up on their latest contract offer.

Arsenal target's agent confirms he'll decide his new club after FA Cup final

Willian has two offers from the Premier League and three from abroad, and he'll choose his next club after the FA Cup final, according to his agent.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 03: Willian of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on March 03, 2020, in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal target: Deal could be done this week with Chelsea favourites

Chelsea are now the favourites to sign Willian up to a new contract, with a deal possible before the end of the week after a breakthrough in negotiations.
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian waits to take a corner kick during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge in London on March 8, 2020. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal very optimistic about signing Premier League winger on free transfer

Arsenal are growing more optimistic about the potential free transfer of 31-year-old winger Willian from Chelsea, according to reports.
COBHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Willian of Chelsea walks out ahead of a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match against Bayern Munich at Chelsea Training Ground on February 24, 2020 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Arsenal target admits he wants a 3-year deal - which his current club aren't...

Chelsea winger and reported Arsenal target Willian has reiterated his desire for a three-year contract, admitting he'll sign an extension without hesitation if he gets the offer.