The Brazilian terminated his contract with the Gunners two years earlier to return to his homeland on deadline
Willian admitted he was ‘not happy’ at Arsenal while explaining his decision to rejoin Corinthians.
Arsenal initially bagged Willian on a free transfer in the summer of 2020 following his departure from Chelsea, where he has established himself as one of the most consistent midfielders in the Premier League.
The Brazilian got a three-year contract at the Emirates Stadium but could not reach the same high standards with the Gunners in his first season, and finally decided to shorten the deal and return to his homeland on the deadline .
What was said?
Willian has now admitted that he does not enjoy his time at Arsenal and also claims that he chose a return to Corinthians over a number of other options due to his desire to be closer to his family.
‘I really thought about it a lot with my family and good friends. Unfortunately, my time at Arsenal was not good. I was not happy there, “said the 33-year-old. TV from Corinthians.
“I just was not happy, but I do not go into the details. But I thought it would be better to return to Brazil. I looked at other opportunities, but I wanted to return to Corinthians.
“I wanted to come back home to be close to my family. A club that projected me to the world, that revealed me and I think it was the right time to come back.”
Willian’s record at Arsenal
Willian was a regular in the start of Mikel Arteta’s XI during his short time with the Gunners and left with 37 games to his name in all competitions.
The Brazilian international was able to score only one goal and seven assists, and was ultimately powerless to prevent Arsenal from slipping out of European competition for the first time in 25 years.
Who else left Arsenal in the summer window?
Willian was one of only two players to leave the Emirates for permanent deals in the summer window, and Joe Willock joined Newcastle for £ 26 million following a successful loan at St James’ Park.
Arsenal have approved a number of other loans, with people like Matteo Guendouzi, William Saliba, Hector Bellerin and Reiss Nelson going to the other clubs for the 2021-222 campaign.