“My time at Arsenal was not good” – former Gunners forward opens up on time at Emirates

Willian has opened up on his time at Arsenal and admitted it was not good.

The former Chelsea man claims he was not happy at Emirates and thus decided to move.

Arsenal signed Willian on a free transfer last summer after his Chelsea contract expired. The Brazilian started well with three assists in his first Premier League game for the Gunners but never managed to get close to that for the rest of the season.

Willian is now back in Brazil with Corinthians. He walked away from his deal at Arsenal to move to the Brazilian side on a free transfer. 

While speaking to TV Corinthians [via Gazeta Esportiva], Willian said:

“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.”

“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.”

Reports suggest Willian was to earn £20 million from the 2-year left on his Arsenal deal. However, he decided to walk away to get regular football with Corinthians.

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