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Arteta told to sign Willian who is better than Pepe

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has been advised by the club’s former midfielder, Perry Grooves, to go ahead with the signing of Chelsea winger, Willian.

The Brazilian has been offered a three-year deal which will see him earn £100,000-a-week.

According to Grooves, the Brazilian will make Arsenal stronger because he’s better than the club’s record signing, Nicholas Pepe.

“It is a no-brainer, an absolute no-brainer,” Groves told talkSPORT.

“You say he is 31, in our day you were probably coming to the end of your career at 30, 31 as an outfield player.

“Now, because they look after themselves, he will be playing until he is 33 or 34.

“And if you look at his injury record, over the last 7 years he has averaged 33 or 34 games a season, so he is not injury prone, he is consistent, he is got a winning mentality, he’ll buy into the way that Arteta wants to play, his attitude is good, he plays in the Premier League, so the risk is low and reward is very, very high.

“Is he better than what Arsenal have got at the moment? I would say yes. He is experienced.

“Yeah [Willian is better than Pepe]. Yes [Pepe has got great potential] but he is not on Willian’s level of consistently delivering, he has had his best goalscoring year.

“Willian would make Arsenal a stronger team. It is a no-brainer.”

Apegg Adeneyo

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