Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has come out to say that Chelsea will survive the loss of Willian even if he joins Arsenal.
Lampard recently revealed that the club did well to cope with Real Madrid last summer for £88 million ($115m), so Chelsea will be able to handle it.
According to him, he knows Willian very well as an amazing player and he wishes him well in his future endeavours if the move happens.
He added that the Brazilian would surely leave a hole as a player who has been around for seven seasons, but the club will learn to cope without him.
His words, “It does not matter if there’s a disappointment from any party, in this situation,”
“He remains our player at the moment. He was injured for the cup final and injured for tomorrow and he would have given everything to play in those game.
“I know Willian well, I have seen him. He has carried this injury a little bit in the latter part of the restart. In terms of being disappointed, certainly as a club we have done everything we can to explain [the situation] to Willian.
“Mine and his relationship is very close and I would have no feeling of disappointment if he does move on. He is a fantastic man and a fantastic player. I think he will feel like that about Chelsea. I will leave him to say his own words.
“But I don’t want anyone to try to find a negative attitude. The club have acted very well in this as well. If he moves on I personally will wish him well. I think he [would] leave a hole as a player who has been here for I think seven seasons, being part of successful teams.
“When I came in and we had a lot of issues in terms of younger players, players back from loan, transitional elements to the group, Willian as the one you looked at and relied on in terms of his experience and quality. He has shown me that all year. He has his own decisions to make.
“We as a club will always want to move forward, no matter what. Eden Hazard left last year; the club continues to work in a forward direction which I think we have in many ways. That remains the same, whatever player leaves the club.
“When a player is out of contract, they have the freedom and the right to play wherever they want. You have to understand that if they stay in the league and it is a player of Willian’s quality, for instance, then they will go and contribute to that team.
“We have to accept that and move on. I have no problems with that.”