September 19, 2021

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I wasn’t happy at Arsenal – Willian

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Willian has opened up on his exit from Arsenal, claimed that he “wasn’t happy” during his time at the club.

The Brazil international was picked up by the Gunners on a free transfer from Chelsea last summer.

He signed a three-year contract with the north Londoners, worth a reported £220,000 per week.

However, his move did not work out as he notched just one goal in 37 appearances in all competitions.

This prompted Arsenal to discuss a mutual termination of his contract with the player.

And he returned to Brazil after an arrangement was struck, joining Corinthians, where he began his career.

And the 33-year-old has opened up on his time at the Emirates, plus his exit:

“I really thought a lot, together with my family and close people. Unfortunately, my time at Arsenal was not good, I wasn’t happy at the club,” he told TV Corinthians.

“I don’t need to go into details, but I wasn’t happy and I thought that returning to Brazil was the best option.

“I studied some other opportunities, but I wanted to return to Corinthians, to my home, to be close to my family. It’s the club that projected me to the world, revealed me. The right time to come back was this.”

His departure ended an eight-year stay in England, where he won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and the Europa League with Chelsea.

He made over 330 appearances for the Blues in all competitions, recording 63 goals and 62 assists.

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