Willian: Brazilian and Chelsea winger announces Stamford Bridge exit on social media

Willian: Brazilian and Chelsea winger announces Stamford Bridge exit on social media

- Willian arrived Chelsea in 2013 from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala

- He made 339 appearances for the Blues scoring 63 goals for the club in all competitions

- The Brazilian has finally announced his exit from the Stamford Bridge side ahead possible switch to Arsenal

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Willian has announced that he is leaving Chelsea after he arrived the club six years ago, with the Brazilian saying it is time to move on.

The dazzling Brazilian scored 63 goals and then made 62 assists for the Premier League club in his 339 appearances in all competitions.

He joined Chelsea from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013 and although he preferred to remain at the Stamford Bridge side, Chelsea were unwilling to offer the three-year contract he desired.

Willian: Brazilian and Chelsea winger announces Stamford Bridge exit on social media

Willian could be joining Arsenal after Chelsea departure. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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"The time has now come to move on. I am certainly going to miss my team-mates. I will miss all the staff at the club who've always treated me like a son and I will miss the fans,” he wrote in an emotional note posted on Twitter.

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"My heartfelt thanks go out to all of you and God bless you.

"They were seven wonderful years."

Sources close to Stamford Bridge revealed that the Brazilian winger turned down a chance to remain at the club until the summer of 2022 after the expiration of his current deal this month.

The Blues have a long-standing policy that stops them from handing a player above 30 more than one-year extensions.

The 31-year-old was missing in action when the Blues squandered their healthy chance to lift silverware this campaign following their 2-1 defeat to Arsenal at Wembley Stadium.

Legit.ng earlier reported that the 31-year-old has played his last game for Chelsea after he was said to have agreed a three-year deal with rivals Arsenal this summer.

The move will see him earn about £100k-a-week at the Emirates Stadium - and this is coming days after the club's plans to render 55 staff redundant.

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Arsenal have exploited the crack in the player's relationship with his club and lured him to North London where he will play until he turns 34 should they both agree terms.

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