Arsenal are poised to announce the signing of Willian following his departure from Chelsea this summer – which could spell good and bad news for a number of Gunners stars.
Willian called time on his seven-year stay with the Blues last week after turning down their offer of a new two-year deal, meaning he is available on a free transfer.
And reports suggest the Brazilian is set to remain in London by joining Arsenal, with Mikel Arteta keen to strengthen his squad ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.
So what could Willian’s impending arrival mean for Arteta’s current squad? Daily Star Sport have drawn up a list of Arsenal winners and losers should the deal go ahead as expected.
Arsenal are expected to complete the signing of Willian following his departure from Chelsea
Winners Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Should Arsenal’s star striker commit his future to the club, he could finally be deployed as a centre-forward to accommodate Willian out wide.
Aubameyang has often been used on the left-hand side by Arteta, with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah selected at the pinpoint of his attack.
But with Nicolas Pepe’s place on the right cemented, and with Willian certain to be given the nod on the opposite flank, the Gabon international could be shifted to his more favoured position upfront.
The 32-year-old’s arrival could spell good news for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is likely to be used as a centre-forward next season
One man who will be delighted to see Willian walk through the Emirates front door is former Chelsea star Luiz.
The Brazilian defender spent a total of four years playing alongside his compatriot at Stamford Bridge, where they clinched the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League together.
They will be hoping for more of the same in north London.
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