Brazil’s Willian writes emotional apology to Arsenal fans hours after the club released him from his contract
Brazilian forward, Willian has apologised to Arsenal fans for his disappointing spell at the club after the London club released him from his contract.
Willian arrived on a free transfer in August 2020 after leaving Chelsea, signing a three-year deal reportedly worth more than £200,000 a week.
But on Monday, August 30, Willian completed a move back to his home country to join Corinthians after Arsenal terminated his contract and he has now apologized to the club’s fans for his time at the club.
“All my career I have done everything to be the best I can be – I always want to win and I find it hard to accept not doing so,” the 33-year-old wrote on Instagram late Monday night, August 30.
“Unfortunately it didn’t happen for me at Arsenal and I am sorry about that.”
The 70-time Brazil international hit back at critics who he felt he joined Arsenal for “financial reasons”.
“Unfortunately things on the pitch didn’t go the way we had all planned and hoped – I received a lot of criticism, especially from some members of the press, [suggesting] that I had come here for financial reasons,” added Willian, who scored one goal in 25 league appearances for Arsenal last season.
“I hope with my actions today [I] explain [that] to those people and they now understand that was not the case.
“I hope it teaches some people that they should not be so quick to pass judgement and create bad environments to make themselves important, even though I accept that’s part of the game.”
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