Let’s continue to the previous post! With his current salary, Willian will be fourth in joining the ranks of Manchester City, behind Kevin De Bruyne (£ 350,000/week), Raheem Sterling (300,000) and Sergio Aguero (£ 240,000).
Willian receives a higher salary than any Liverpool player. Despite losing the Champions League spot, Arsenal are still paying large sums of money. Willian is not the highest earning person in the eighth Premier League club. Mesut Ozil (£ 350,000 per a week) is undoubtedly the strangest salary in the Premier League as he is entering the twilight of his career and is currently at odds with the board and unable to join the team, or not even regular main stone.
It is thought that Willian’s salary will be quickly surpassed by striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, if the Gabon player chooses to sign a new contract at Emirates. He is currently paid £ 200,000 a week. Players including Hector Bellerin, Granit Xhaka and Bernd Leno all make half of what Willian is entitled to under his current contract with Arsenal. Willian also now makes more money than Harry Kane, the Tottenham striker and England captain. Kane is the 10th highest-paid player in the tournament, on par with Salah, Mane and Aubameyang.
Coach Mikel Arteta was desperate for Willian, a player strongly believed to have played a key role in the club’s transformation under the Spaniard. Arsenal officially confirmed the transfer on Friday morning, when Willian revealed it would wear the number 12 shirt.
Chelsea had to accept Willian leave when the club could only meet a two-year contract and even wanted to cut down on the previous salary. The Blues are busy in the transfer market this summer after Frank Lampard has finally been allowed to sign the player after the club’s transfer ban expires. Chelsea broke its salary record, after turning Timo Werner into the club’s highest-paid player at £ 270,000 a week.