Willian apologises to fans after leaving Arsenal


Brazilian attacker Willian has sent out a sincere apology to the Arsenal supporters for his dissatisfying spell at the club as he returns to his home country.

Willian re-joined Corinthians following the termination of his contract at Arsenal on Monday.

“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,” said the 33-year-old winger.

“Unfortunately, it didn’t happen for me at Arsenal, and I am sorry about that.”

Willian moved to Arsenal in August 2020 on a three-year deal from Chelsea and made 37 appearances during the 2020/21 campaign for ‘The Gunners’.

“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 has 70 caps for Brazil.

“I hope with my actions explain 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.”

At Chelsea, Willian clinched five trophies including two Premier League titles.

In a statement, Arsenal said Willian “had two more years to run on his contract but following positive and constructive recent discussions with him and his team, he will be leaving for a new opportunity with Corinthians in Brazil, where he began his career.

“Everyone at Arsenal wishes Willian and his family well for the future.”

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By FARPost Reporter