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Willian: The Proper Bishop in Arteta’s Chess

According to the report emanating from London, the capital city of England, Willian is set to sign a three-year deal to become Arsenal’s first signing of the summer transfer window.

The winger is thought to be keen on staying in London, which makes a switch to the Emirates Stadium, from the Stamford Bridge more appealing. Despite Chelsea willing to offer him the option of a new two-year contract, the Gunners’ package looks likely to clinch a deal.

With that in mind, Tottenham Hotspurs are also keen on the Brazilian. According to The Evening Standard, Tottenham is one of a number of clubs keeping an eye on Willian’s situation at Chelsea with a view of possibly making a move for the Brazilian.

The report claims that Jose Mourinho may be keen on a reunion with his former player, having managed him at Stamford Bridge. Spurs, however, may have to fight off competition from AC Milan, Barcelona and Juventus should they wish to complete a deal for the Winger.

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“Sometimes it is down to individual quality, but the whole structure is probably even more important in order to be a threat in the space that you want to attack” say, Mikael Arteta. “How consistent you are in maintaining those attacks also depends on the structure behind the ball” he further attests. Everything is linked together and the player has to understand that” Arteta said after the defeat against Aston Villa

I don’t think the league table lies at the end of 10 months after 38 games, hopefully, next season it will be very different. We have a beautiful challenge, a very demanding challenge but a beautiful challenge, ahead of us” Arteta confessed after the game against Watford at the Emirate stadium.

However, if Arsenal could finally land the Brazilian winger, the North London club would be landing a vital piece in their quest to become an English top-flight team they once are.

Looking back at the just concluded league, the impact of Willian for Chelsea in their quest to qualify for the next season UEFA Champions League cannot be overemphasized. The match-winning performance against the Spurs in both legs and the likes. His performance has encouraged fans to place more bets on Chelsea in the betting hub app.

Even Chelsea’s rise to the third on a log at some point during the season can be attributed to his tenacity ton drive the team forward when the midfielders are not creative enough in the match. However, many of the Blues faithful attributed the fall of Chelsea’s back to fourth place on the to the injury sustained by the Brazilian winger later in the season.

Arsenal under Mikael Arteta as the head coach has improved their woeful activities despite playing against the free-scoring sides like Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester city in the process. However, despite the Gunner’s defensive improvement, their league circumstances never changed.

Their lack of improvement can equally be attributed to their lack of creative spark in the midfield and their lack of goal scoring threat in the opposition team half.

More also, being a midfielder with much composure in his playing days, the Spaniard had opted to answer his defensive worries and attacking output with midfield balancing. The constant choice of Arteta in midfield had the potential to always retain possession. That has created a defensive shift for the Gunner but transitioning the defensive prowess to an attacking lethargy is missing in Arsenal game.

Also, Arsenal boost of a formidable attacking trident that is powerful enough to open up any defence and create a hole for an opposition team damage. But, the quick succession of transitioning is quite a mountain for the Gunners.

The acquisition of Nicolas Pep and Dani Ceballos in the previous season by the Gunners former Coach Unai Emery could have potentially been because of the transitioning needed for the Gunners to be leather enough against any team.

The Arsenal games under Mikael Arteta after the suspension of the footballing season due to the coronavirus pandemic is somewhat tantalizing to eyes. But the inability of Arsenal to win matches consecutively is worrisome. But as an apprentice of the game finest tactician, Mikael Arteta is showing a glimpse of what is yet to come to the Emirate stadium.

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Nicolas Pepe is finding his rhythm just at the right time, Alexandre Lacazzette work ethics is superb with his goal involvement elevation and the affirmation of the Pierre Emerick Aubameyang staying faithful to Arsenal is a king to the chess in Arteta’s game.

Furthermore, Bukayo Saka committing to the red North London club is a surge of eight movements to promotion. With Saka’s ability, Arteta will be sure to use his tenacity, techniques, and precision passing skill to a bigger effect.

The choice of players in starting eleven since Arteta’s arrival had obvious facts on the style of play “possession game” the constant mixture of experience, strength, young vibrancy and speed is also a testament to a free-flowing game that the Spaniard to his time master from the Manchester City boss ‘Pep Guardiola’.

The purchase of ball-playing Centre back in Pablo Mari, the improvement in David Luiz composure, vibrancy and tenacity of Kieran Tierney, the speed of Hector Bellerin, the techniques and speed of Bukayo Saka who had been alternatively used in that left full-back and the balance of Willian Saliba all at the defence is the base of all team protection and a quality chess move for the boss at the Emirate stadium.

Furthermore, the acquisition of Willian Borges da Silva will definitely bring a whole new shift to Arsenal’s midfield and attack in general. The soon to be 32 years old Brazilian is a quick transitioning machine. Just like a bishop that runs a diagonal end to end movement that gives the queen to explore the other side of the board.

Arsenal is lacking a proper winger that can drive and drag the team forward from an end to end which can make Arsenal’s current queen “Aubameyang” focus more on his goal-scoring threat.

Willian da Silva is not just a proper winger, he can shift the play as an attacking midfielder, which can further improve the Gunners play to provide the like of Bukayo Saka is used as the left full-back due to his speed, precision and pinpoint passing skills. And as the bishop in the chess plan, Willian can complement the effort of the Rooke “Lacazette” and also compliment the knight “Granit Xhaka” with his timely run.

Arteta is planning something beautiful for Arsenal and the acquisition of Willian might just be the Bishop needed to compliment all the power plays involved in his chess board game for the Gunners.