Arsenal Wide Attacker Opens Up On His Chelsea Exit

Willian revealed he ‘really wanted to stay’ at Arsenal’s city rivals Chelsea but after failing to agree on a deal with the management he decided to move to the Emirates…….Arsenal Wide Attacker Opens Up On His Chelsea Exit

The Brazil international signed for Arsenal on a free transfer in the summer and has failed to find the form that made him an important figure at Stamford Bridge.

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Willian has failed to net for the Gunners, although he did provide an assist off the bench in the club’s midweek fightback against Benfica in the UEFA Europa League.

And The 32-year-old admitted he would not have transferred to the Emirates at all, had he and the board been able to reach an agreement to extend his Chelsea stay.

‘It was difficult to make that decision, it wasn’t easy. It was well thought out, a thoughtful decision, talking to my wife and even the agent many times,’ the South American told UOL.

‘And one of the things that made me decide to go to Arsenal was really the various conversations I had with Mikel Arteta, with Edu too. But it really wasn’t easy to make that decision, it had to be well thought out.

‘Look, I think some fans asked this question. But the majority understood because I didn’t leave the club with a fight, I left the doors open. Everyone knew the conditions, I really wanted to stay.’

In other news, Hector Bellerin is said to have agreed on a deal to join Ligue 1 heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain, according to ESPN.

The Spanish international has been consistently mentioned with a move away from Mikel Arteta‘s side because of the Gunners slide away from the UCL qualification spots in England.

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