Report: Arsenal agreed to Willian termination on one condition
Arsenal agreed to cancel the contract of Willian under one condition, according to UOL.
What’s the story?
The publication claims the Gunners agreed to the terms on the basis Willian did not join another Premier League club.
After only joining last summer, the winger departed north London and returned to Corinthians.
Willian has returned to Corinthians on a free transfer, the club where he first started his career. He signed a two-year contract and has reportedly taken a pay cut to return to his home country.
All in all, his time in N5 proved a massive disappointment with the 33-year-old scoring just once in 37 appearances across all competitions.
He penned a statement to Arsenal supporters on his Instagram account, seeming apologetic for his underwhelming form last term.
Arsenal need to learn from Willian transfer
Hopefully, Arsenal have learned a big lesson from the Willian transfer.
Signing veteran players always proves risky business as the north Londoners have shown in recent years.
Going through their raft of signings over the age of 30-years-old, you would say all of them have been failures.
Petr Cech was the first, and he was an underwhelming addition from the start with mistakes on his debut against West Ham.
Stephan Lichtsteiner followed and he too proved a car crash, lasting just a sole season.
David Luiz was next and despite an FA Cup victory made too many mistakes to be counted a success.
Lessons are there to be learned, but, whether the club choose to do so is another question.