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Arsenal midfielder Willian states MLS ambitions…but only after Gunners success

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Arsenal midfielder Willian states MLS ambitions…but only after Gunners success

Arsenal midfielder, Willian, has claimed he wants to win trophies with the Gunners, before moving to the MLS and even stepping into being an agent.

Speaking to the official Arsenal programme this week (via Goal), the Brazilian winger admitted he has big plans for his future. Those plans include his next move when he leaves north London, as well as plans for retirement.

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Willian has seen his spell with Arsenal be underwhelming thus far. He started the season well, but has faded away somewhat, much to the disappointment of Gunners fans.

But the experienced Premier League winner has admitted he would love to win with Arsenal, before seeking out pastures new.

“Well, my plan is to stay at Arsenal, I have a contract here, and to win trophies,” Willian told Arsenal’s official matchday programme. I have two more years here and my plan is to stay and be successful, to play and win something with the club. I still want to achieve a lot of things. I want to win more trophies, and I want to be at the next World Cup,” Willian said.

Having been successful with Chelsea in winning titles and Champions Leagues, Willian is clearly seeking more of the same with Arsenal.

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But should it not happen, the Brazilian has already made plans beyond Arsenal and seems to have a clear vision.

 

“Whenever I have finished here, I really want to go to America and play there. Possibly stay in Europe, I don’t know, but at the moment, one of my targets is to play in America at some point in my career. I want to become an agent. I am preparing myself for that profession, I’ve already started work on that,” he added.

TBR View: Willian may not be around to see any success at Arsenal

The Gunners are long way from domestic success anyway, although the Europa League remains a possibility.

Willian’s issue is he isn’t exactly number one choice anymore and given his reportedly huge wages of just shy of £200k-a-week, Arsenal might just move him on in all honesty.

He is still a good player, but he needs to do more. A good run between now and the end of the season could well shape his future.

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