Date: 30th August 2021 at 5:24pm
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There may seem little reason for optimism for Arsenal fans right now, with the club sitting bottom of the Premier League table going into the first international break of the season.

After losses to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City without scoring a goal, Arsenal sit in 20th place and will welcome the two-week break.

However, one positive for the club is that Brazilian winger Willian has reportedly agreed to tear up his contract with the club by mutual consent, saving the Gunners as much as £20 million.

Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol is reporting that the veteran winger has agreed to walk away from Arsenal without a pay off, and will instead join Brazilian side Corinthians for a reported 70% pay-cut.

Willian failed to make an impact with Arsenal.

The former Chelsea man earns £240,000-per-week and had two years remaining on the deal the he signed when he arrived last summer.

However, he has agreed to cut ties with the North London side without a payoff, therefore saving the club a reported figure of nearly £20 million.

It has also since been reported by the same source that the former Brazil international has also rejected an offer from French side Lyon.

The Ligue 1 side lost Memphis Depay to Barcelona earlier this summer and perceived Willian as a potential replacement for the Dutchman.

The 33-year-old is expected to complete his move to Brazil in the coming days.

 
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