Willian has left Arsenal after agreeing to terminate the remaining two years of his contract and is set to sign for boyhood club Corinthians.
The 33-year-old signed a three-year deal when he joined on a free transfer from Chelsea last summer. However, he struggled to make an impact at the Emirates, scoring just once in 38 appearances.
After holding talks about his future, the winger has agreed to forego the wages he was owed for the final two years of his contract and become a free agent.
The Forward saves Arsenal the sum of £20.5m after terminating his contract as move to Corinthians nears
Willian had two years left on his £240,000-a-week Arsenal contract but instead of staying at the Emirates or asking for a pay-off, he has torn up his contract; he will instead return to Brazil to sign for Corinthians; Arsenal directors are said to be amazed by Willian’s gesture.