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Willian: Why I Was Never Happy At Arsenal


Corinthians star Willian has taken aim at former club Arsenal.

The Brazilian signed a three-year contract with the Gunners after leaving Chelsea in the summer of 2020.

After lasting just a year at the club, Willian has revealed he wanted to leave after just three months.

He told Rio Ferdinand’s YouTube channel FIVE: “I was not happy, that’s why I didn’t perform. I don’t want to go into the details, but I wasn’t happy.

“So, when I arrived there I was happy, from the beginning I was motivated, I wanted to do well, new club, new mates, new projects.

“After three months, I told my agent ‘please, I want to go’. I don’t want to speak bad about the club because it is a big club, has a big history in football, big players played there before it’s a big club – but it didn’t work, it was of course the most difficult time of my career.”

He added: “Yeah, it was big money that I gave up – money is not the most important thing in life, you need to be happy, to be getting pleasure and wake up and want to go to training.

“I wasn’t having that, so I said to myself, with my family and my wife ‘I cannot stay here, I am not happy here, I have to leave and find a way out to leave the club.’ For me, it is unfair to stay in a place you don’t want to stay just because of the money.”

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