Former Chelsea star Willian has revealed why he left Chelsea for London rival Arsenal in the summer after 7 years at Stamford Bridge.
The Brazilian joined the Gunners on a free transfer, signing a 3-year contract after turning down a 2-year contract offer from Chelsea.
In an exclusive interview with Daily Mail, Willian admitted he wanted to stay at Chelsea but Arsenal showed they wanted him more.
When asked how it felt to leave Chelsea, he said:
“It was difficult. They knew how much I wanted to stay. I wanted to be a legend for the club. It was strange. But Arsenal was different. Every day they called my agent and wanted to meet or talk. They really wanted me to go there.
“That’s the difference. I see one club that made a lot of effort for me to go there, pushing a lot. And another who just said: ‘Two years or go’.
“I was a little bit sad with that but I respected Chelsea’s policy. Now it’s a new club, a new challenge, a new experience, a new life. Now it’s time to work to try to win more titles.”
The 32-year-old winger joined Chelsea from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 and went on to win two Premier League titles, Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup titles in seven years at Stamford Bridge.
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