Arsenal’s David Luiz has video call with Willian on same day he announces Chelsea exit

Willian spent time on a video call with Arsenal star David Luiz on the same day he announced he will be leaving Chelsea.

Willian is leaving the Premier League giants after seven years with his contract ending at Stamford Bridge.

He has been strongly linked with a move across London to Arsenal, with the Gunners believed to be willing to match Willian’s request when it comes to a three-year contract and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta keen to strengthen his side.

The Brazilian posted a lengthy message to Chelsea fans on social media confirming his departure.

And he also spent time talking with compatriot Luiz, who left Chelsea last summer to join Arsenal.

Willian has confirmed he is leaving Chelsea
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Willian is celebrating his 32nd birthday today with Luiz posting a screenshot of the two of them on a video call, writing: “Always together. Happy bday my bro @willianborges88.”

Confirming his Chelsea departure, Willian had wrote on social media: “AN OPEN LETTER TO THE FANS OF CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB.

“They were seven wonderful years. In August 2013 when I received the offer from Chelsea, I was convinced that this was where I had to play.

Willian and David Luiz spent time on a video call
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“Today I am certain that it was the best of decisions. There were so many happy times, some sad, there were trophies and it was always very intense.

“Yet, beyond the trophies, I learnt a lot about myself. I developed a great deal, becoming a better player and a better person. With each training session, with each game, with every minute spent in the dressing room, I was always learning.

Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his Arsenal squad
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Willian and David Luiz were team-mates at Chelsea
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