The Brazilian Midfielder contract has been terminated by Arsenal Willian’s now prepares to join Corinthians.
North London club said they reached a mutual agreement to end,
his deal two years early “following positive and constructive recent discussions”.
Willian, 33, arrived on a free transfer in August 2020 after leaving Chelsea,
signing a three-year deal reportedly worth more than £200,000 a week.
He made 25 league appearances for Arsenal last season, scoring one goal.
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The midfielder, capped 70 times by Brazil, had not featured for the club this season.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta said before Saturday’s 5-0 defeat at Manchester City that,
he “didn’t know” why Willian’s time at the club had not been more successful.
Willian – who won five trophies, including two Premier League titles, during his seven-year spell at Chelsea,
is set to return to his home country to join Corinthians, where he began his career before joining Shakhtar Donetsk in 2007.