Arsenal star reveals exit plan but will only leave on one condition

Date published: Friday 23rd April 2021 8:36 - Robert McCarthy

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Arsenal forward Willian has revealed his plans for the remaining two years on his contract with the Gunners, with life after football also on his mind.

The Brazilian attacker, who signed on a free from Chelsea in 2020, wants to “win more trophies” with the Gunners and play for Brazil at the 2022 World Cup. Willian also revealed that he is keen to finish his playing career in MLS before retiring.

Speaking to Arsenal’s official matchday programme, Willian said: “Well, 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. Want to win more trophies, and I want to be at the next World Cup.

“I’ll 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.”


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Life after football

As well as wanting to play in the US, Willian also explained that he is preparing to become an agent.

“Whenever I have finished here, I really want to go to America and play there,” he added.

“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’m preparing myself for that profession, I’ve already started work on that.

“I want to go into that because I love football and I want to stay in the sport, I want to do a job in that area, but I don’t want to become a manager or a coach.

“I want to be slightly more outside, but still involved in football.”

The Gunners are back in action on Friday night when they face Everton at The Emirates.

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