Willian is set to join Arsenal defender David Luiz, who is due to leave the Gunners this summer, according to reports.
The Brazilian winger signed a three-year, £ 100,000-a-week deal at Emirates Stadium in August, but has endured a difficult season with the Gunners, who face the prospect of missing out on European football for the first time in 25 years.
Sportsmail revealed exclusively this week that Gunners defender Luiz, who has been a close friend of Willian since they were both children, will be leaving Arsenal at the end of the season on a free transfer.
Willian is ready to join the growing list of Arsenal players leaving the club, reports say
The 32-year-old has only scored one goal for the Gunners since arriving from Chelsea last year.
And according to Fabrizio Romano, Willian will also be looking to get away from the Emirates with clubs across Europe and David Beckham’s franchise Inter Miami is interested in the 32-year-old.
The report also says that Arsenal have yet to receive any offers for the winger, although Willian has been linked to a move from North London in recent weeks.
Athletic reported that Willian could be one of five players prepared to leave Arsenal this summer, with the Brazilian’s mood described as ‘unhappy’ and ‘ready to go’.
Willian’s close friend and teammate David Luiz (right) will already resign from the Gunners this year.
David Beckham’s Inter Miami franchise has been strongly linked with Willian this summer
Héctor Bellerin, Granit Xhaka and Bernd Leno were named as possible other absentees along with the Brazilian duo of Luiz and Willian.
Like Luiz, Willian crossed London from Chelsea to join the Gunners, but has not lived up to the standards he set at Stamford Bridge.
The 32-year-old had scored double-digit goals in four of his last five seasons in West London, but has only scored once in the Arsenal jersey, a late free kick to beat West Brom earlier this month. .
The Brazilian has managed to muster seven assists for the North Londoners this season, although two of those came on the season opener against Fulham.
Willian (left) lost his place in Arsenal’s starting lineup early in his debut season at the club.
Willian lost his place in Arsenal’s starting lineup earlier in the season due to the rise of youngsters Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe.
Inter Miami, owned by former England captain Beckham, were one of the teams interested in signing the Brazilian winger when his contract ran out at Chelsea, but the 32-year-old chose the Gunners instead.
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