Mikel Arteta plans on playing Willian in new position after move from Chelsea

first_imgMikel Arteta plans on playing Willian in new position after move from Chelsea Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 11 Aug 2020 1:49 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10kShares Advertisement Willian was primarily used on the right under Lampard (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)While the length of Arsenal’s offer is believed to have been the key driver of Willian’s move to the Emirates, Arteta’s plans for him have clearly influenced his thinking and he’ll at long last get to star in a central role that he has craved. AdvertisementAdvertisementWillian is set to sign a three-year deal with the club, though he’ll take a slightly salary cut from his £120,000-a-week deal with Chelsea to earn around £100,000-a-week at the Emirates.The winger was reportedly in north London on Monday to complete his medical with the Gunners and the club are likely to announce his arrival later this week.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWillian will become Arteta’s first signing of the summer but the Spaniard may have to sell before spending any money.The likes of Sead Kolasinac, Rob Holding, Mesut Ozil, Matteo Guendouzi, Calum Chambers and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have all been put up for sale.Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the fourth season running and they announced in February – before the coronavirus pandemic hit sport – a loss in operating profit.MORE: Alexis Sanchez’s dream Manchester United reunion under threat after injury against Bayer Leverkusen Advertisement Willian is set to play centrally at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta plans on using Willian in a central position next season after the Brazilian completes his move to the club from Chelsea.The 32-year-old departed Stamford Bridge this week after seven years in west London.The Brazilian was predominantly used as a right winger at Chelsea, despite playing under five different managers during his time at the club. However, Willian’s always felt that he was used incorrectly at Chelsea and that his best position is in a more central role behind a centre forward.ADVERTISEMENTArteta clearly agrees and the Spaniard plans on using Willian in a no.10 role next term, according to the Mirror. Commentlast_img

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