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'I cannot believe Chelsea let Willian go': Paul Merson hits out at decision to allow Brazilian winger to join Arsenal for free this summer and insists the pressure is on for Frank Lampard to 'win now' after spending spree Paul Merson slammed Chelsea's decision to allow Willian to leave this summer  The 32-year-old winger joined rivals Arsenal for free after his contract stand-off   Merson believes Willian would have given Chelsea much-needed experience  The ex-Arsenal man says Frank Lampard is under pressure for immediate results 

By Daniel Davis For Mailonline

Published: 10:02 BST, 17 September 2020 | Updated: 10:20 BST, 17 September 2020

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Paul Merson has lambasted Chelsea's decision to allow experienced winger Willian to leave the club and join rivals Arsenal on a free transfer this summer. 

The Brazil international's deal expired after an unsavoury contract stand-off brought an end to his seven-year Stamford Bridge spell, and his debut for Arsenal was marked by a hat-trick of assists against Fulham last weekend.

Merson says Chelsea have taken an unnecessary risk by not stopping Willian from walking away - and also insists Frank Lampard is now under pressure to deliver after a remarkable spending spree. 

Paul Merson has slammed Chelsea's decision to allow Willian to join Arsenal on a free transfer

Paul Merson has slammed Chelsea's decision to allow Willian to join Arsenal on a free transfer

The ex-Arsenal man also insists the pressure is on for Frank Lampard to deliver success soon

The ex-Arsenal man also insists the pressure is on for Frank Lampard to deliver success soon

Chelsea were keen to keep Willian and thrash out an

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