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EPL: Willian gets three-year deal as Arsenal lay off 55 staff

EPL: Willian gets three-year deal as Arsenal lay off 55 staff

FA Cup champions, Arsenal, have made a formal three-year contract offer to Chelsea’s Willian, Sky Sport reports.

The deal will see the Brazilian international earn more than £100,000-a-week at Emirates.

Willian will be a free agent once Chelsea’s Champions League campaign concludes this month after he recently rejected Chelsea’s latest offer to sign a new two-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal are now at the pole position to land the 31-year-old.

Mikel Arteta’s side are understood to have offered Willian a deal which runs until 2023.

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The likely arrival of Willian comes as Arsenal prepares to lay off 55 staff.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Arsenal said that the decision to cut jobs is necessary because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Gunners’ finances.

“In line with other football clubs and many other businesses operating in the sport, leisure and entertainment arena, we have been impacted directly by COVID-19,” the Arsenal statement read in part.

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