Former Arsenal forward Willian has revealed that he was “not happy” during his ill-fated year in North London.
The 33-year-old signed a three-year deal with the Gunners following his exit from Chelsea in the summer of 2020, however, only managed to found back of the net once in 37 games across all competitions.
Willian’s the Gunners nightmare came to an end in the most recent transfer window as he secured a switch back to Corinthians, and the South American forward has now opened up on his struggles with the Gunners.
Speaking to TV Corinthians, Willian said: “I really thought a lot, together with my family and close people. Unfortunately, my time at Arsenal was not good, I wasn’t happy at the club.
“I don’t need to go into details, but I wasn’t happy and I thought that returning to Brazil was the best option. I studied some other opportunities, but I wanted to return to Corinthians, to my home, to be close to my family. It’s the club that projected me to the world, revealed me. The right time to come back was this.”
Willian previously played for Corinthians between 2006 and 2007, providing two goals and added two assists in 17 games before moving to Ukrainian club, Shakhtar Donetsk.