EPL: What Arsenal must do to make Willian’s arrival worth it


Fears have been expressed over the coming of Brazilian international from West London outfit, Chelsea to the North London club, Arsenal this summer transfer window.

The Brazilian international has already been confirmed to leave the Stamford Bridge this summer transfer window and has already bid farewell to his teammates to make the expected move.

Football expert Gabriel Marcotti in his interview with Sky Sports expressed fears that Willian’s arrival at the Emirates Stadium might not make any sense if the club still keeps Alexandre Lacazette.

He noted that Alexandre Lacazette still has one year on his contract ahead of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and adding Willian for a three-year deal will mean spending too much.

According to him, the North Londoners might not be able to cope with the financial burden, to add with the choice of players for games.

He also noted that the Gunners team have got the likes of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Eddie Nketiah at the club which means there would be selection headache and the level of redundancy will be better imagined.

However, the decision by Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta for Alexandre Lacazette is unknown but he has continued to be mentioned as part of the players to say goodbye.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.