Willian: Arsenal terminate Brazil midfielder's contract earlier than Corinthians transfer

Willian: Arsenal terminate Brazil midfielder's contract earlier than Corinthians transfer

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

Arsenal have terminated Willian’s contract because the Brazil midfielder prepares to hitch Corinthians.

The north London membership mentioned they reached a mutual settlement to finish his deal two years early “following constructive and constructive latest discussions”.

Willian, 33, arrived on a free switch in August 2020 after leaving Chelsea, signing a three-year deal reportedly value greater than £200,000 per week.

He made 25 league appearances for Arsenal final season, scoring one purpose.

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 received 5 trophies, together with two Premier League titles, throughout his seven-year spell at Chelsea – is ready to return to his house nation to hitch Corinthians, the place he started his profession earlier than becoming a member of Shakhtar Donetsk in 2007.

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