‘It did not occur for me’ – Willian apologises to followers after Arsenal exit


Willian joined Arsenal on a three-year deal last summer
Willian joined Arsenal on a three-year deal final summer season

Willian has apologised to Arsenal followers for a disappointing spell on the membership as he rejoins Corinthians.

The Brazil midfielder accomplished a transfer again to his residence nation after Arsenal terminated his contract on Monday.

“All my profession I’ve accomplished every little thing to be the most effective I might be – I at all times wish to win and I discover it arduous to just accept not doing so,” the 33-year-old wrote on Instagram.

“Sadly it did not occur for me at Arsenal and I’m sorry about that.”

Willian arrived on a free switch in August 2020 after leaving Chelsea, signing a three-year deal reportedly price greater than £200,000 every week.

Nonetheless, the 70-time Brazil worldwide hit again at critics who he felt had claimed his transfer to Arsenal had been pushed by “monetary causes”.

“Sadly issues on the pitch did not go the best way we had all deliberate and hoped – I obtained loads of criticism, particularly from some members of the press, [suggesting] that I had come right here for monetary causes,” added Willian, who scored one objective in 25 league appearances for Arsenal final season.

“I hope with my actions at the moment [I] clarify [that] to these folks and so they now perceive that was not the case.

“I hope it teaches some folks that they shouldn’t be so fast to go judgement and create unhealthy environments to make themselves essential, though I settle for that is a part of the sport.”

The midfielder, capped 70 occasions by Brazil, had not featured for the membership this season. Gunners boss Mikel Arteta mentioned earlier than Saturday’s 5-0 defeat at Manchester Metropolis that he “did not know” why Willian’s time on the membership had not been extra profitable.

Willian – who gained 5 trophies, together with two Premier League titles, throughout his seven-year spell at Chelsea – returns to his residence nation to affix Corinthians, the place he started his profession earlier than leaving for Shakhtar Donetsk in 2007.

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