Arsenal dealt Willian headache as Arteta looks for ways to fund £150m spree

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Arsenal face the prospect of being unable to sell Willian this summer having received no bids for the Brazilian so far.

The Gunners are willing to allow the former Chelsea winger leave the Emirates in the current transfer window, despite only being at the club for one year.

Willian penned a three-year contract with Mikel Arteta's side last year and managed one goal in 37 appearances in his debut campaign with the club.

Arsenal have already begun the process of rebuilding the team after completing deals for Benfica defender Nuno Tavares and Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, though outgoings may prove more challenging to arrange.

In Willian's case, he is believed to be earning approximately £200,000-per-week and is the reason for a lack of outside interest.

Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb claim that his high wage demands could result in the 32-year-old seeing out the remaining two years on his contract at the Emirates.

Arsenal recently secured the long-term future of midfielder Emile Smith Rowe and are now looking to recruit top talent in the transfer window.

Three players Arteta is hoping to sign are Leicester City's James Maddison, Sheffield United keeper Aaron Ramsdale, Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar and Ben White.

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A £50m deal for White was reached last weekend, though the Gunners are yet to officially announce the arrival of the Brighton defender.

Another name on Arsenal's radar is Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli, though it is believed the Euro 2020 winner is in favour of a move to Juventus ahead of the north London side.

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