‘He will leave for a new opportunity with Corinthians, in Brazil, where he started his career’, informed the London club
O Arsenal issued a statement on the afternoon of Monday, 30, stating that it terminated the midfielder’s contract Willian, in agreement made with the athlete’s representatives. In a statement, the London club thanked the Brazilian for the services provided and confirmed that he will sign a contract with the Corinthians. “He had two more years to compete for the contract, but after recent positive and constructive discussions with him and his team, he will leave for a new opportunity with Corinthians, in Brazil, where he started his career,” he said. “Everyone at Arsenal wishes William and his family the future. Termination of the contract is subject to the completion of regulatory processes,” added the Gunners board.
Signed in August 2020 after an excellent spell at Chelsea, Willian did not show good performances in his first season at Arsenal, having added 37 games, with just one goal and seven assists. Despite having two more years of contract with the London club, the midfielder and his staff chose to change their air. At first, the idea would be to continue in European football. Corinthians, however, was the one who made the most interesting proposal, offering a contract valid until the end of 2023. The trend now is for the Corinthians board to announce the 33-year-old athlete in the next few hours.