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11th Aug 2022

Arsenal legend Willian set to make shock Premier League return

Callum Boyle

Willian is in line for a return to England.

Willian is set to make a shock return to the Premier League after being linked with a move to recently-promoted Fulham.

Willian has been playing in his homeland of Brazil for Corinthians ever since leaving Arsenal last summer.

The 34-year-old left London rivals Chelsea to join Arsenal ahead of the start of the 2020/21 season, where he earned a wage of £300,000 a week.

Scoring once in 37 games for the Gunners, the Brazilian left the club two years earlier than planned after Arsenal reluctantly agreed to terminate his contract early.

Since then he has played for Corinthians but following their Copa Libertadores quarter-final defeat to Flamengo, both Willian and the club decided to part ways.

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Fulham boss Marco Silva is looking for extra bodies as he tries to keep Fulham in the Premier League and has turned his attention to Willian as a potential target.

GOAL have said that the winger is of interest as Silva looks to add some vital top-flight experience to his side to the signings they have already made.

The club have made seven additions this summer (Bernd Leno, Kevin Mbabu, Issa Diop, Shane Duffy, Joao Palhinha, Manor Soloman and Andreas Periera) but Silva wants more bodies in.

So far Fulham have already played one game this season, drawing 2-2 against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored twice for the hosts at Craven Cottage.

They travel to the West Midlands for their first away game of the season, where they face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday August 13.

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