Campbell backs Arsenal to 'get Willian off wage bill' after 'huge' journalist update
Kevin Campbell has backed Arsenal to sell Willian this summer after a dismal first season in north London.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners and Everton striker said the 32-year-old’s departure would clear up a “huge chunk of room on the wage bill”.
Willian has struggled since moving to the Emirates on a free transfer last summer and has just one goal and seven assists to his name in 37 appearances across all competitions.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Brazilian winger is expected to leave the London club this summer amid interest from European and MLS clubs.
The Sun claim the former Chelsea star signed a £35million three-year contract upon his arrival, which breaks down to a whopping £220,000-a-week.
When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Willian’s Arsenal future, Campbell said: “It has not worked out for Willian.
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“Maybe it is the divide across London. To be accepted at a rival London club can be very difficult sometimes. You need to hit the ground running and start doing the business.
“Let’s be honest, people don’t care what he did for Chelsea. It is what you do for Arsenal. One goal? You expect a lot more than that for him.
“I would totally understand it if he left. If you can move him on you can clear up a huge chunk of room on the wage bill. That will be the tricky thing though, he’s on big wages.”