Arsenal fans will love what has been said about the signing of Willian, but Chelsea fans wont!
Paul Merson has opened up and slammed Chelsea for letting Willian leave and join Arsenal this summer.
After months, and months, and months, AND MONTHS, of transfer speculation regarding the future of Willian, the Brazilian decided that staying in London was the best option for him to make and he agreed a three-year deal with the Arsenal.
It has been seen as a great bit of business by the Arsenal board as he is one of the best attackers in the Premier League, and he has already had an impact in the Arsenal side as they sit top of the Premier League.
Now Merson has opened up and slammed Chelsea for allowing the Brazilian to leave the club this transfer window, He told Sky Sports: “I can’t believe Chelsea let Willian go. I know they’ve gone out and get special players, but there’s nothing to say they’re going to hit the ground running.
“In Willian, you’ve got someone there who is ready-made. I like who they’ve signed, but they cost a lot of money, and their wages are probably the same as Willian.
“Frank Lampard has now. He hasn’t got four years. That’s management, I’m not being horrible. Even if Frank wins the league this year, it doesn’t mean he’s going to be there in four years’ time! We know that, and how it changes.
“Who is to say this isn’t going to take time for Chelsea? And I don’t think they’ve got time at the moment.”
There is no doubt that Willian is a top player that Arsenal have signed for nothing, so Chelsea’s loss is the Gunners gain.
As we said, he will be a great bit of business by the club come the end of the season.