A previous Arsenal midfielder, Perry Groves, has encouraged director, Mikel Arteta, to finish up the marking of Chelsea winger, Willian, this mid year since he would make the Gunners’ more grounded’.
Groves additionally accepts that Willian is obviously better than Arsenal’s record marking, Nicolas Pepe.
It reviews that Arsenal had just made a proper three-year contract offer to Willian.
The contract will see the Brazil worldwide win more than £100,000 seven days at the North London club.
Willian, 31, will be a free agent once Chelsea’s Champions League crusade closes this month after he as of late dismissed the Blues’ most recent proposal to sign another two-year contract at Stamford Bridge.
“It is a no-brainer, an absolute no-brainer,” Groves told talkSPORT on Arsenal’s pursuit of Willian.
“You say he is 31, in our day you were probably coming to the end of your career at 30, 31 as an outfield player.
“Now, because they look after themselves, he will be playing until he is 33 or 34.
“And if you look at his injury record, over the last 7 years he has averaged 33 or 34 games a season, so he is not injury prone, he is consistent, he is got a winning mentality, he’ll buy into the way that Arteta wants to play, his attitude is good, he plays in the Premier League, so the risk is low and reward is very, very high.
“Is he better than what Arsenal have got at the moment? I would say yes. He is experienced.
“Yeah [Willian is better than Pepe]. Yes [Pepe has got great potential] but he is not on Willian’s level of consistently delivering, he has had his best goalscoring year.
“Willian would make Arsenal a stronger team. It is a no-brainer.”