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Despite making a move at the age of 32, and leaving a Champions League club for one in the Europa League, Willian has now joined the ranks of the Premier League’s best-paid footballers.

The Brazil winger has secured a sumptuous payday at Arsenal, and the figures which are now emerging of his new contract are quite astonishing.

Arsenal have pulled out all the stops to get their man, handing Willian a lucrative package worth up to £220,000 per week to persuade him to invest the final years of his career at the elite level in north London.

The move comes at a time when the Gunners have found themselves under increased public scrutiny, following their announcement that 55 members of staff are to be made redundant.

This news arrived even after the senior squad members each agreed to take pay deferrals, yet now the club have welcomed Willian on huge wages. When bonuses, a signing-on fee and loyalty payments over the three years are included, it will amount to £220,000 per week, or around £35m over the course of his contract.

Willian therefore, despite his ageing years, will find himself as the ninth-best-paid player in the entire Premier League. 

Willian has secured a move to Arsenal and will now pocket £220,000 per week at the Emirates

Willian has secured a move to Arsenal and will now pocket £220,000 per week at the Emirates

Willian has secured a move to Arsenal and will now pocket £220,000 per week at the Emirates

To put that into context, Willian is now earning more than each one of Liverpool’s famed front three of Mohamed Salah (£200,000 p/w), Sadio Mane (£200,000 p/w) and Roberto Firmino (£180,000 p/w), who are widely hailed as the best attacking trio in world football and have just delivered a record-breaking league triumph for their club.

Willian’s deal sees him surpass these players, despite all three having only just signed new contracts in recent years. 

In 2018, Salah penned a new long-term deal at Anfield that will keep him at the club until 2023 and made him one of the highest-earning players in Liverpool history.

Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah recently signed a new deal but is on less than Willian

Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah recently signed a new deal but is on less than Willian

Sadio Mane got financial parity with Salah after his new deal, but also earns less than Willian

Sadio Mane got financial parity with Salah after his new deal, but also earns less than Willian

Liverpool duo Mo Salah and Sadio Mane are vital at Anfield, but now pocket less than Willian

Star defender Virgil van Dijk is also behind, but will likely overtake when offered a new contract

Star defender Virgil van Dijk is also behind, but will likely overtake when offered a new contract

Star defender Virgil van Dijk is also behind, but will likely overtake when offered a new contract

Arsenal gambled with another big payout, considering top earner Mesut Ozil doesn't even play

Arsenal gambled with another big payout, considering top earner Mesut Ozil doesn't even play

Arsenal gambled with another big payout, considering top earner Mesut Ozil doesn’t even play

But Willian has ensured to keep his stock high, and will now be pocketing £10.6m annually with the Gunners until he is at least 35. 

Willian’s terms at Arsenal would indeed see him financially rewarded more than any player in the squad at Liverpool. 

That means the Brazilian will also bank more per week than European football’s best defender in Virgil van Dijk (£170,000 p/w), who is also arguably the most important player in Liverpool’s Premier League and Champions League winning team. 

David de Gea (£375,000 p/w) is the Premier League’s highest earner while Manchester United also dish out colossal wages to Paul Pogba (£300,000 p/w), and Anthony Martial (£250,000 p/w). He is now paid more than Marcus Rashford (£200,000 p/w).

Were he to have headed to Manchester City and taken the current wage packet, Willian would have been as high up as fourth top-earner at the Etihad, behind only Kevin De Bruyne (£350,000 p/w), Raheem Sterling (£300,000 p/w) and Sergio Aguero (£240,000 p/w). 

David De Gea is the Premier League's top earner on an eye-watering £375,000 per-week

David De Gea is the Premier League's top earner on an eye-watering £375,000 per-week

David De Gea is the Premier League’s top earner on an eye-watering £375,000 per-week

Tottenham talisman and England captain Harry Kane now earns less than Willian

Tottenham talisman and England captain Harry Kane now earns less than Willian

Tottenham talisman and England captain Harry Kane now earns less than Willian

PREMIER LEAGUE’S TOP EARNING STARS

1 – David De Gea (Manchester United) – £375,000 p/w

2 = Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – £350,000 p/w

2 = Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – £350,000 p/w

4 = Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – £300,000 p/w

4 = Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – £300,000 p/w

6 – Timo Werner (Chelsea) – £270,000 p/w 

7 – Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – £250,000 p/w 

8 – Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – £240,000 p/w

9 – Willian (Arsenal) – £220,000 p/w

10 = Harry Kane (Tottenham) – £200,000 p/w

10 = Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – £200,000 p/w

10 = Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – £200,000 p/w

10 = Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – £200,000 p/w

14 = Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – £180,000 p/w

14 = Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) –  £180,000 p/w 

16 = Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – £170,000 p/w

16 = Harry Maguire (Manchester United) – £170,000 p/w 

18 – Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham) – £160,000 

19 = N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) – £150,000 p/w

19 = Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) – £150,000 p/w 

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Despite having slipped from their status as Champions League regulars, Arsenal are still paying big bucks.

Willian is not the top earner at the club who finished eighth in the league this season. Mesut Ozil (£350,000 p/w) has surely the most bizarre wage packet in the Premier League considering he is also entering the twilight of his career and is currently at odds with management and unable to break into the team, or often even the matchday squad.

It is presumed Willian’s wage will quickly be overtaken by the club’s star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, should the Gabon international opt to sign a new deal at the Emirates. He is currently paid £200,000 per week.

Players including Hector Bellerin, Granit Xhaka and Bernd Leno all earn half of what Willian now does, on their current Arsenal contracts. 

Boss Mikel Arteta was desperate to get his man and Willian is set to play a key role in the club’s transformation under the Spaniard.

Arsenal confirmed the news of his arrival officially on Friday morning, when it was revealed Willian would be taking the No 12 shirt.

Chelsea had remained keen on handing him a contract extension, though were unwilling to match the lofty wages and wanted the forward to take a pay cut on his previous Stamford Bridge deal.

The Blues are busy in the transfer market this summer, after Frank Lampard was finally permitted to sign players following the expiration of the club’s transfer ban.

Chelsea are understood to have already broken their salary record, after making new boy Timo Werner the highest paid player at the club on weekly wages in the region of £270,000. 

Willian also now earns more than Harry Kane, who is Tottenham’s star striker and England captain. Kane is the tenth-best-paid player in the league, level with Salah, Mane and Aubameyang.

Chelsea wouldn't meet Willian's demands; Timo Werner is their top earner on £270,000 p/w

Chelsea wouldn't meet Willian's demands; Timo Werner is their top earner on £270,000 p/w

Chelsea wouldn’t meet Willian’s demands; Timo Werner is their top earner on £270,000 p/w

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta offers a blunt assessment on why Mesut Ozil’s exile continued

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Mikel Arteta suggested his Arsenal side is evolving without Mesut Ozil as the club’s highest-paid player again missed out on the squad for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup win at Leicester.

The Gunners made seven changes at the King Power Stadium as a Christian Fuchs own goal and late Eddie Nketiah tap-in sealed a 2-0 victory for the visitors.

Despite those alterations there was still no room in the matchday squad for either Ozil or Matteo Guendouzi, who have yet to kick a ball this season.

Mikel Arteta suggested his Arsenal side is evolving without Mesut Ozil as he missed out again

Mikel Arteta suggested his Arsenal side is evolving without Mesut Ozil as he missed out again

Mikel Arteta suggested his Arsenal side is evolving without Mesut Ozil as he missed out again

Ozil has not been involved since Project Restart having previously started every game

Ozil has not been involved since Project Restart having previously started every game

Ozil has not been involved since Project Restart having previously started every game

Ozil has not been involved at all since Project Restart having previously started every Premier League game under Arteta before lockdown.

Asked why the World Cup winner had fallen out of favour, Arteta replied: ‘The team is evolving, you can see the level they are achieving.

‘This is where we are at the moment. We want to evolve more and play better and compete better.

‘We need to keep maintaining that.

‘I’m really happy with the performance here, how difficult they’re making things for the coaching staff to select the squad.

Arteta said: 'The team is evolving, you can see the level they are achieving' as Ozil missed out

Arteta said: 'The team is evolving, you can see the level they are achieving' as Ozil missed out

Arteta said: ‘The team is evolving, you can see the level they are achieving’ as Ozil missed out

‘We are picking the players that we believe are the best for each game. You can see we keep training, it’s what we’re trying to do.

‘You can see that the players we are changing, we are using, it’s very difficult every week not for Mesut but for some other players as well to make the squad. Every week we try to pick the right players.

‘Of course I understand and I respect your questions but I have to try to do my job as fair as possible. I try to select the players that are, in my opinion, in better condition.’

Arsenal will face either Lincoln or Liverpool in round four and, if Jurgen Klopp’s Reds win on Thursday, it means two quick trips to Anfield for Arteta and his players.

The Premier League game on Monday night has been moved forwards to an 8pm kick-off to fall in line with new Covid guidelines for pub closing times.

‘You can imagine, probably the toughest place to go in Europe or the world. That’s the fixtures, we have to go there,’ Arteta added on the prospect of two away games against the champions.

‘Let’s go first on Monday, let’s prepare well and see how it goes.’

Arsenal will face either Lincoln or Liverpool in round four after 2-0 victory over Leicester

Arsenal will face either Lincoln or Liverpool in round four after 2-0 victory over Leicester

Arsenal will face either Lincoln or Liverpool in round four after 2-0 victory over Leicester

While Arteta shuffled his pack, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers played with an entire new deck as the Foxes side showed 11 alterations from Sunday’s win over Burnley.

‘I think if we are going to lose a game, I would lose in that way in terms of the players showed good energy in the game,’ Rodgers said following the defeat.

‘There were moments of quality in it and even though there were lots of players playing their first minutes of the season the cohesion in the team was very good.

‘I’m obviously disappointed with the goals, that was the only criticism – it was two scruffy goals that we lost to.’

Wilfred Ndidi was not involved for Leicester and Rodgers revealed after the match that the Nigeria international may be sidelined for up to 12 weeks with an abductor injury suffered against Burnley.

‘We are just waiting to hear more on that, but he could be anything between six and 12 weeks,’ he said.

‘It is an abductor injury – it may have come off the bone which could be a nasty injury, so we will wait to see if needs an operation – it does then it will be 12 weeks.’

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Everton fans fume over two more Jordan Pickford errors in their Carabao Cup win over Fleetwood

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Jordan Pickford was back in the spotlight after making two high-profile errors in Everton‘s Carabao Cup victory over Fleetwood.  

The goalkeeper was at fault for both the hosts’ goals, first dithering over a clearance which was eventually charged down for Mark Duffy to make it 2-1 and then changing his mind over a cross and failing to keep out Callum Camps’ overhead kick straight at him for 3-2.

Goals from Bernard and Michael Keane spared the shot-stopper’s blushes but Everton fans aired their frustrations on Twitter, with some fans calling for Carlo Ancelotti to find a new No1. 

Jordan Pickford made two errors in Everton's Carabao Cup win over Fleetwood on Wednesday

Jordan Pickford made two errors in Everton's Carabao Cup win over Fleetwood on Wednesday

Jordan Pickford made two errors in Everton’s Carabao Cup win over Fleetwood on Wednesday

Some fans called for Carlo Ancelotti to find a new No 1 after the shot-stopper's mistakes

Some fans called for Carlo Ancelotti to find a new No 1 after the shot-stopper's mistakes

Some fans called for Carlo Ancelotti to find a new No 1 after the shot-stopper’s mistakes

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One supporter wrote: ‘Jordan Pickford is going to cost Everton so many goals this season. Ancelotti needs to replace him ASAP.’

Another added: ‘Don’t think we’ll be able to bring in a top keeper this window but next summer we NEED a new top class GK Jordan Pickford man.’

But Ancelotti refused to blame the England international for the first goal, instead claiming the goalkeeper had been put in a difficult position by his team-mates. 

‘I think the first goal it was not any individual mistakes, we passed the ball back to Jordan and it was a really difficult ball,’ said the Everton boss.

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‘We could have behaved differently, so we didn’t do that well. Of course you have to improve there.

‘You want to build up from the back but when there is not risk. If it is risky it is not good, we can concede a goal like we did tonight and it is a good lesson for the future.

‘I didn’t speak to him (Pickford). I have to speak with the players that were involved when we were building up. He was not the only one, Jordan.’

But some fans were less forgiving than the Italian, with one tweeting: ‘If Jordan Pickford was a fisherman he still wouldn’t catch anything.’

Another on-looker wrote: ‘Everton seem to have brought in some very good players this transfer market, pity Jordan Pickford will undo all their good work.’

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Carlo Ancelotti refused to blame the England international for the goals Everton conceded

Carlo Ancelotti refused to blame the England international for the goals Everton conceded

Carlo Ancelotti refused to blame the England international for the goals Everton conceded

A brace from Richarlison and goals from Alex Iwobi, Bernard and Michael Keane set up a fourth-round tie with West Ham and Fleetwood boss Joey Barton highlighted the gulf in class between the Premier League outfit and his League One side.

‘We had a 18-year-old, a 19-year-old and a 21-year-old at centre-back. We never had any ball but we knew that would be the case,’ he said.

‘We then gave them a goal and they got the second goal. We adjusted at half-time, brought Duffy on and then we got a gift by closing the keeper down.

‘Then we shoot ourselves in the foot by conceding in a few minutes and then we got back into it again – but they have the quality to pick you off on the counter.

Pickford was unable to keep out Callum Camps' overhead kick despite it being straight at him

Pickford was unable to keep out Callum Camps' overhead kick despite it being straight at him

Pickford was unable to keep out Callum Camps’ overhead kick despite it being straight at him

‘I am pleased we made it into a cup tie because at half-time it looked like being a long 45 minutes.’ 

On Everton fielding a strong side, Barton added: ‘I am delighted with that because it shows Everton are taking the competition seriously.

‘It pays us enormous respect that they turned up and played in the correct manner, especially when you look at the gulf in class at both clubs. 5-2 probably flatters them at the end but they were way above us tonight.’

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Frank Lampard on the cusp of completing swoop for Edouard Mendy from Rennes

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Frank Lampard believes the club’s £22million move for Rennes’ goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is on the verge of completion.

The Chelsea boss has been trying to bring in a new shot-stopper all summer and looks to finally have his man. 

If Mendy arrives in time he could be set to make his debut in this weekend’s trip to West Brom, with Kepa Arrizabalaga facing the drop after a difficult start to the season. 

Chelsea's move for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes is on the verge of completion

Chelsea's move for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes is on the verge of completion

Chelsea’s move for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes is on the verge of completion 

Frank Lampard believes the shot-stopper's medical is done ahead of a £22million transfer

Frank Lampard believes the shot-stopper's medical is done ahead of a £22million transfer

Frank Lampard believes the shot-stopper’s medical is done ahead of a £22million transfer

‘With Mendy, the medical, I think it’s done, but I want to be a bit careful and don’t want to give absolute confirmation until I see him, possibly over the next 24 hours,’ said Lampard. 

‘But it seems like it’s on the verge of being done.’

Current No1 Arrizabalaga has struggled in the opening games of the season. The ‘keeper let a weak shot squeeze past him in the first match against Brighton and was under-fire against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. 

Current No1 Kepa Arrizabalaga could face being dropped for this weekend's trip to West Brom

Current No1 Kepa Arrizabalaga could face being dropped for this weekend's trip to West Brom

Current No1 Kepa Arrizabalaga could face being dropped for this weekend’s trip to West Brom

The Spaniard was at fault for the Reds’ second goal after his uncertainty on the ball allowed Sadio Mane to intercept his clearance before finishing into the net.

Chelsea beat Championships side Barnsley 6-0 to progress to the fourth-round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, with new signing Kai Havertz scoring a hat-trick.

Tammy Abraham, Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud also got on the scoresheet while Willy Caballero kept a clean sheet in his first start of the season.

New signings Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell made their debuts at Stamford Bridge. 

Silva played 61 minutes before he was substituted for Kurt Zouma while Chilwell replaced Havertz for the final 25 minutes and grabbed an assist by setting up Giroud.  

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