Willian rated as a better player than £72m signing

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Former Arsenal striker Perry Groves is delighted with reports that Arsenal are set to sign Chelsea star Willian, on a free transfer, and he has called the deal a no-brainer.

Groves went ahead to point Willian’s consistency over the years and how the Brazilian has managed to enjoy an injury free season, year after year.

“It’s a no-brainer, an absolute no-brainer,” Groves told talkSPORT. “You say he’s 31, in my day that’s when you retired, but he could play until he’s 33 or 34 because modern players look after themselves.

“And if you look at his injury record, over the last seven years he’s averaged 33 or 34 games a season, so he’s not injury prone, he’s consistent, his attitude is very good and he’s proven in the Premier League, so the risk is low and the rewards could be very good.

“Is he better than what Arsenal have got at the moment in that position? I’d say yes. He’s experienced.”

Groves even went on to rate Willian as a better player than £72m record Arsenal signing Nicolas Pepe.

When pressed on if Willian is better than Pepe, Groves said: “Yeah. Pepe has got great potential but he’s not on Willian’s level of consistently delivering.

“Willian would make Arsenal a stronger team, it’s a no-brainer.”

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1 Comment on "Willian rated as a better player than £72m signing"

  1. Mem Cannur | August 7, 2020 at 6:52 pm |

    Once again Arsenal saying how great a Chelsea player who joined them is. Who can forget they got the “better deal” when we gave them Galls and £5m for Ashley Cole. How about Luiz last season what a snip he was until he gave away penalties goals and red cards in a 20 minute spell v Liverpool.

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