Former Chelsea Player; Willian Returns Home
The former Chelsea and Brazil midfielder; Willian completed a move back to his home country after Arsenal terminated his contract on Monday. Willian return to Corinthians today.
"All my career I have done everything to be the best I can be - I always want to win and I find it hard to accept not doing so," the 33-year-old wrote on Instagram.
"Unfortunately it didn't happen for me at Arsenal and I am sorry about that."
Willian arrived on a free transfer in August 2020 after leaving Chelsea, signing a three-year deal reportedly worth more than £200,000 a week.
However, the 70-time Brazil international hit back at critics who he felt had claimed his move to Arsenal had been driven by "financial reasons".
"Unfortunately things on the pitch didn't go the way we had all planned and hoped - I received a lot of criticism, especially from some members of the press, [suggesting] that I had come here for financial reasons," added Willian, who scored one goal in 25 league appearances for Arsenal last season.
"I hope with my actions today [I] explain [that] to those people and they now understand that was not the case.
"I hope it teaches some people that they should not be so quick to pass judgement and create bad environments to make themselves important, even though I accept that's part of the game."
I joined Arsenal To Win Champions League - Willian
The former Chelsea player; Willian who joined the London club; Arsenal on free transfer basis from Chelsea has said that he joined Arsenal in order to win the Champions league.It will be noted that Arsenal have never won any European cup before and the club did not qualify for next season champions league.However, the 32 year old forward said "It was that he first wanted to qualify for the Champions League and win it by the time I left. That was what I wanted to hea...
Willian officially joins Arsenal
Arsenal football club have today confirmed the signing of Willian on a free transfer from Chelsea, the club made this known on her website by welcoming the 32 year old forward to the Emirate stadium.The Brazilian himself confirmed his exit from the Blues on August 9 after rejecting a two-year deal to stay at Stamford Bridge and is expected to bring much-needed experience to Mikel Arteta's young side.Having spent the past seven years at Chelsea, the 32-year-old lifte...
Willian Undergone Medical At Arsenal
The Brazilian and now former Chelsea player, Willian, has reportedly undergone his medical at Arsenal yesterday at the London club.As reported by Naijacrawl, the 32 year old player confirmed on Sunday he will be leaving Chelsea after 7 years in the club.According to The Telegraph, Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, made a special request to the club’s board and asked them to “specifically” sign Willian, despite his age.Arteta is said to be a big fan of the 32-year-old a...
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