Antoino Rudiger claims Chelsea will miss Arsenal transfer target Willian if he leaves

first_imgAdvertisement Willian did not make the Chelsea squad for Saturday’s FA Cup final defeat against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)He said: ‘Since day one of coming to Chelsea, he and David Luiz got me into the team and helped me out in the first couple of months because it was not that easy.‘He is a great guy and a really, really good footballer. He is calm and humble and it will be sad if I don’t see him again as a team-mate. He is not the type of player who talks that much.‘He does his thing on the pitch, just like Eden Hazard. By playing, he shows what he is about. He is a guy who dictates the game and not many players in the world have this type of quality.‘He is always training [hard] and practicing free-kicks after. He is someone who always wants to improve.’Chelsea have already offset Willian’s likely exit by securing deals for Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, while Kai Havertz is primed to arrive later this month and Rudiger is confident the future is bright under Frank Lampard.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHe added: ‘To be honest, he is not like [Antonio] Conte or someone who, when you lose games, will rant at you. Of course, the coach is a bit quieter in the way that he says things. But the most important thing is that he gets to the point, and he does.‘We are all grown men and everyone can hear what the coach has said. I think he dealt very well with that pressure and kept us alive. Even if it went good or bad, he always kept us alive.‘For me, it is about the human being I am talking too. It is not only because someone wins titles. Of course, it can help because he is an open-minded coach and you can ask him about the times when he was playing.‘He knows the pressure and what the people want to see at this club. He knows about those pressure games, finals and everything.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMORE: Sergio Reguilon wants Chelsea transfer after ‘advanced talks’ with Real Madrid defenderMORE: Matthias Ginter responds to Chelsea transfer speculationFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Antoino Rudiger claims Chelsea will miss Arsenal transfer target Willian if he leaves Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 5 Aug 2020 12:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.2kShares Willian appears destined to leave Chelsea with Arsenal his likely destination (Picture: Getty)Willian would represent a big miss for Chelsea if he leaves the club this summer, according to his current team-mate Antonio Rudiger.The experienced Brazil international has enjoyed a productive season under Frank Lampard, but his seven-year stint in west London looks destined to end imminently amid a protracted contract wrangle. Willian, whose current deal is set to expire imminently, is holding out for the offer of a three-year contract but Chelsea are unlikely to cave to his demands. Arsenal are reported to be at the head of the queue to sign the winger and although their contract offer is said not to be as lucrative as the terms other clubs are prepared to offer, including the likes of Inter Miami, the 31-year-old has his heart set on a move to the FA Cup holders. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRudiger, who played in last Saturday’s defeat at Wembley against the Gunners while Willian failed to make the squad, fears Chelsea are losing a player whose influence on the pitch is matched by the impact he makes off it. last_img

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