Chelsea Winger Willian Undergoes Arsenal FC Medical

Chelsea attacking midfielder Willian has completed his Arsenal FC medical with a deal expected to be announced later this week, according to reports in the Evening Standard.

The 32-year-old joined Chelsea from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013 and has played over 300 games, scoring more than 60 goals for the Blues. This season alone he contributed 11 goals in 47 appearances.

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Willian Confirms Chelsea Departure, Arsenal Move Draws Closer

Brazilian forward Willian has confirmed his exit from Chelsea and said his formal goodbyes to the club and their supporters. Following the Blues’ 4-1 loss at Bayern Munich in the Champions League yesterday, the 32-year-old penned an open letter to fans.

His move to arch-rival Arsenal isn’t finalized and announced yet, but according to multiple outlets, it won’t be long until the transaction is made official. With his current contract completed, wherever he is goes next will be on a free transfer. 

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Arsenal Lead Chase for Real Madrid Misfit James Rodriguez

Arsenal FC are leading the chase to sign Real Madrid outcast James Rodriguez this summer, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The 29-year-old midfielder who spent two years on loan at Bayern Munich returned to Spain for the 2019/20 season. He didn’t make much of an impression in Madrid this season as he saw action in just 14 matches.

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Arsenal FC Transfer Talk: Magalhaes, Partey, Torreira, Maitland-Niles

The Gunners are reportedly moving closer to signing Chelsea winger Willian and finalizing the Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang extension. And that’s just the start of what could now be a very busy summer transfer window.

Lille central defender Gabriel Magalhaes appears to be the next top target, while the north London club is also hoping to satisfy their need for a new central midfielder. Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey is reportedly atop their wish list in this regard.

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Arsenal FC Transfer Talk: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Willian

It may not be long before we have at least one, if not two, major signing announcements at Arsenal FC. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is moving closer towards signing a new contract extension with the north London club. Reportedly, the new deal will be worth £250,000 a week.

Additionally, Chelsea winger Willian is close to reaching an agreement on a three-year deal, believed to be worth in excess of £100,000 a week. We’ll start with the latter, as Chelsea manager Frank Lampard had a lot to say about his former teammate and current player, at least for a little while longer.

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Chelsea Star Willian Receives Formal Contract Offer from Arsenal

Arsenal are edging closer to signing Chelsea FC forward Willian after making a formal three-year contract offer, according to reports in Sky Sports.

The 31-year-old star has gone on to become a mainstay at Stamford Bridge since joining the club back in 2013 and he’s been a key contributor to the club’s success in recent years. However, the Brazilian will be a free agent this summer, with his contract expiring at the end of the 2019-20 season.

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Arsenal News and Notes: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mikel Arteta

Like Manchester United wins the league, Liverpool owns the Champions League and Manchester City dominates the League Cup, the FA Cup is truly Arsenal’s garden. Today saw the Gunners secure European football by beating arch-rivals Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup final.

Arsenal won the trophy for a record 14th time and this glory means that they have claimed four of the last seven in the competition. It also means the Gunners are headed back to the Europa League, which isn’t ideal of course, is still much better than no European football.

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Chelsea FC News and Notes: Pedro, Pulisic, Azpilicueta

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Chelsea lost the FA Cup Final, 2-1, to arch-rival Arsenal tonight, but their losses on Saturday go beyond just this match. They saw a trifecta of players go down with injury, and it’s near certain that the entire troika won’t be available next weekend against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Defender Cesar Azpilicueta, along with wingers Christian Pulisic and Pedro, all left early with injuries. It’s especially tough for the last name on that list, as this was his final game in a Chelsea shirt. Pedro, who left the match on a stretcher, is set to join AS Roma.

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Arsenal FC Team News vs Chelsea (FA Cup Final): Bellerin, Mustafi

Arsenal have provided an update on the team news ahead of their FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday and the Emirates club have some injury concerns going into the game.

The North London club ended their Premier League campaign with a 3-2 win over Watford which pushed them to eighth place in the points table. However, they will have to win the FA Cup to qualify for next season’s Europa League.

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Predicted Arsenal FC Starting XI vs Chelsea (FA Cup Final)

Arsenal will be playing their final match of the 19/20 season as they take on Premier League rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup final. The Gunners need a win at Wembley to qualify for the Europa League. They finished the Premier League season in eighth place which isn’t good enough to secure an entry into European football.

Getting over the line against Chelsea will not be easy, given the form that they are in. With players such as Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount in fine form, it will be interesting to see how the North London club line-up.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Arsenal (FA Cup Final)

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Olivier Giroud is one of the more intriguing storylines as we head into the London derby FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. The Frenchman notably proclaimed that the national stadium is his house after helping lead the Blues to a win over Manchester United in the FA Cup finale in 2018.

He’ll take on his former team here while riding a purple patch, having scored in his last four appearances. The 33-year-old has found himself to be Frank Lampard’s first choice to lead the line during the restart, and he’s responded by producing prolificly. Six of his eight league goals have been scored in the restart.

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Chelsea FC Team News vs Arsenal (FA Cup Final): Kante, Willian

Two young rookie managers, looking for their first piece of silverware, will square off in a London derby FA Cup final this weekend. Yes, on Saturday evening, either Chelsea’s Frank Lampard or Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta, two men now leading the club with which they built their football legacy, will have a trophy to point to as tangible progress of their rebuilding project.

The FA Cup trophy represents more than just glory for these first year bosses, it can be used as an argument to procure nore funding in the summer transfer window. Let’s preview this clash, focusing on the Chelsea team news here.

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