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Rumor: Willian completes medical ahead of Arsenal transfer

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A report claims Willian has completed his medical at Arsenal and could be announced by the club before the end of the week.

Willian is inches close to joining Arsenal after undergoing his medicals today.

The Brazilian said his goodbyes to Chelsea yesterday, ending his seven-year stint with the club.

Willian, who turned 32 yesterday, wants to remain in London and might have his wish already.

Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the Brazilian and sanctioned the club to move for the winger.

According to Jack Rosser of the Evening Standard, Willian has already signed for the Gunners with an official announcement pending.

The 32-year-old will sign a three year contract worth £100,000 a week. He received more lucrative offers from Barcelona and Inter Miami but chose to sign for Arsenal. He found their project attractive and is keen to work with Mikel Arteta and Edu Gaspar.

Willian decided to leave Chelsea because they were only willing to offer him a two year deal.

The player has traditionally played on the wing for Chelsea but there is a belief at Arsenal that he can also do a job for the club in the number 10 position.

Head coach Mikel Arteta is keen to sign players who are multi functional and can offer solutions in different areas of the pitch.

The Spaniard believes Willian fits that bill and can still deliver something meaningful at the Emirates.