Arsenal flop ‘on track’ to join Premier League club after contract termination


Former Arsenal and Chelsea winger Willian is set to return to the Premier League following the termination of his contract with Corinthians, according to reports.

The 34-year-old spent seven productive years at Stamford Bridge, helping the Blues win two Premier League titles, in addition to an FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League.

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He joined Arsenal after concluding his contract with Chelsea in 2020.

Willian’s stay in North London was disappointing to say the least.

He found the back of the net once in 37 appearances for the Gunners before his contract was mutually terminated last August.

The Brazilian winger returned to his home country to sign for Corinthians, although his time in Sao Paulo was equally miserable.

Willian’s return was enthusiastically received last year, however, his record of one goal in 36 appearances this season has drawn a lot of criticism.

He was forced to hire a security team to escort him to and from training sessions while his daughters were forced to home school for safety reasons, after becoming the target of potential fan violence.

With Corinthians fans turning on him, a story earlier this year revealed that Willian’s family was afraid to leave the house following threats on social media.

And now the player and his loved ones are eager to return to Europe – where they lived for 14 years before returning to South America.

Willian’s contract reportedly terminated following club exit from Copa Liberators Wednesday.

This means a third free transfer in as many years is on the cards.

Surprisingly, Willian looks set to return to the Premier League, with a life in London he obviously loves.

According Objectivethe former Arsenal man is ‘on track’ to join top-flight returnees Fulham.

His contract was due to expire in 2023, which could have hampered his move to Craven Cottage, which was originally reported earlier this month.

After a tough time with his boyhood club, Willian ‘agreed to sacrifice his future salary’ to move on.

Despite his poor form since leaving Chelsea in 2020, the 34-year-old offers a wealth of Premier League experience.

This could come in handy for Fulham given their three previous top-flight campaigns ended in relegation.

The 70-cap Brazilian netted seven goals and seven assists for the Blues in 2019/20 – his last productive club campaign.


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