Willian terminates his Arsenal contract. It hasn’t worked for the former Chelsea star

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Former Chelsea winger has left Arsenal after just one season with our London rivals.

Willian has left Arsenal after agreeing to terminate the remaining two years of his contract and is set to sign for boyhood club Corinthians.

Willian joined Arsenal last summer on a three year deal after leaving Chelsea as a free agent but struggled to make an impact at Arsenal, scoring just once in 38 appearances.

The 33 year old held talks with the Arsenal hierarchy and agreed to forego the wages he was owed for the final two years of his contract so he can join Corinthians as a free agent.

In a statement, the Gunners said: “We have reached a mutual agreement with Willian to terminate his contract effective from today.

“The Brazil international joined us from Chelsea last August and made 38 appearances during the 2020-21 campaign.

“He had two more years to run on his contract but following positive and constructive recent discussions with him and his team, he will be leaving for a new opportunity with Corinthians in Brazil, where he began his career.

“Everyone at Arsenal wishes Willian and his family well for the future.”

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