Arsenal will announce the signing of Willian from Chelsea ‘in the coming days’ after reportedly rejecting late offers from Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City.
The winger is a free agent this summer and turned down Chelsea’s offer of a two-year deal in favour of the three years offered by Arsenal.
And ESPN Brasil claim Arsenal will confirm the signing of the Brazilian ‘in the coming days’ after he rejected late approaches from both United and Manchester City.
The Athletic report that Arsenal’s offer is not financially better than the one he has received from Inter Miami but Willian is keen to join the Gunners because of Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu.
It’s claimed that Arteta has been leading Arsenal’s push to sign Willian as he is keen to add experience to his squad.
Lampard admitted he wanted Chelsea to keep Willian at Stamford Bridge, but understands the decision made by all parties.
“He’s been a great servant for Chelsea and he’s been brilliant for me this season with his input and work ethic but if he decides to move on then we obviously will move on as well,” Lampard said after Chelsea defeat to Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday.
“I know the situation from the club’s end so it’s his choice and I respect that.”