“I really want to go to America and play there” Arsenal man targeting MLS move

Arsenal’s Willian has revealed his desire to play in the MLS before retiring but insists he wants to win a trophy at Arsenal first.

The Brazilian joined the Gunners in the summer on a free transfer after leaving Chelsea.

He was signed by Mikel Arteta because the Spaniard needs to add experience to his team.

Willian had spent the previous seven years of his career with the Blues and won several trophies.

He hasn’t performed as well as Arsenal would have liked in this campaign and some fans even think signing him was a poor transfer decision.

The attacker remains committed to the Gunners, but he has just revealed his desire to play in the MLS.

He, however, says his immediate goal is to win a trophy for the Gunners and maintains that he remains motivated to win more in his career.

Willian told the club media, via Goal: “My plan is to stay at Arsenal, I have a contract here, and to win trophies.

“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. I will do my best to be there.

“But, yeah, I want to lift trophies for Arsenal – I have a lot of things in my mind that I want to achieve. I want to win as much as I can with the team, and go back to the national team as well.

“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.”

The Brazilian has 5 assists and no goals from 22 Premier League games for Arsenal this season.

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15 Comments

  1. Val says:

    hopefully we can win the UEL and then get shot of him.

  2. Mbizo says:

    Sell -Torreira,Guendouz,Willock,Maitland-Niles,Ballard,Mavropanos,Bellerin,Runnarson,Nketia,Elneny
    -Release-Luiz,Kolasinac,Cebalos

    In
    Bissouma,Bouendia,Max Aaron,Allan Saint Maximin..

    SQUAD
    GK-Leno,Ryan,Okonkwo
    RB-Cedrick,Max Aaron,Chambers
    LB- Tierney
    CB-Gabriel,Mari,Holding,Saliba,Rekik,
    CM-Xhaka,Partey,Buendia,Bissouma,Azeez
    AM-Smith Rowe,Odegaard(buy if he returns to Madrid)
    LW-Willian,Pepe,Marinelli
    RW-Saka,Allan S Maximin(from Newcastle)
    ST-Auba,Laca,Balogun

    Money from player sales,salaries and some injected will be enough to get all those players mentioned.

    Instill big team mentality and confidence then this team will be good to challenge for trophies

    1. Wyoming says:

      Luiz is out of contract and Ceballos and Odegaard can be sent back. That’s all.
      But Torreira, Guendouzi, Willock, Maitland-Niles, Ballard, Mavropanos, Bellerin, Runnarson, Nketia, Elneny, Kolasinac, Nelson Cedric + Willian all have binding contracts and won’t leave because their salaries would be slashed at their next club especially if Arsenal demand a transfer fee.
      Arsenal can’t even give players away.
      Even Runnarson has three more years on his contract.

  3. RSH says:

    We’ll give you credit for community shield win. there’s your trophy. and there’s the door.

  4. Wyoming says:

    Willian will run his contract into the ground and leave on a free.
    In the future the club should only sign academy players or free agents and only grant one year contracts at a maximum of 20k p/w with 20k win bonuses.

  5. Shortboygooner says:

    Let me pack your bags bro. Cya. Bye dont let the door hit ya

  6. Johnze says:

    What a shame…. More than 200k per week for what ? Should have decided to go to MLS directly after chelsea ! But can we blame him if one club gave him so much so long ?

  7. Sue says:

    OT.. Joe Willock has done it again!!!!!

    1. Shortboygooner says:

      Better than cebellos as I keep saying. Just needed game time

  8. Kobin says:

    Willlllllllllllllloooooooooooooockkkkkkk!!!! Joe and Newcastle, better together!

  9. Benardo says:

    Now watch Arsenal sell willock for just 20M£…. then giving Xhaka new contract

  10. Sean Williams says:

    Willian was once a good player. Now he is a poor player. He gives nothing to a game…cannot take players on and has no footballing heart. Another Arteta mistake. Arsenal FC are letting Arteta destroy this club gradually and doing nothing to protect the club from Arteta’s whims and fancies. The club is sinking.

  11. jon fox says:

    ” Some fans think he has had a poor season”! Show me even one who does NOT think that. Then and only then will this article be true. He has been a sick joke and we ALL think that!

  12. Reggie says:

    Tell me again, WHY DID WE SIGN HIM.

  13. Joe. S says:

    Looks like we are stuck with him then aren’t we because Arsenal are never going to win a trophy with William in the team. If Arsenal are to make the Europa League final then he must be strictly kept on the sidelines. Does anyone see him being able to make any impact against Manure in the finals?

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