Former Chelsea star Oscar reveals he was asked to join Arsenal by ex-team mates David Luiz and Willian this summer… but insists his first choice would be a return to Stamford Bridge
- Oscar revealed that David Luiz and Willian wanted him to join them at Arsenal
- Winger Willian reunited with old pal Luiz at the Gunners after joining for free
- Two-time Premier League winner Oscar has not ruled out a return to Europe
Oscar has revealed that his former Chelsea team-mates and compatriots David Luiz and Willian wanted him to join them at Arsenal this summer.
Winger Willian reunited with his old pal Luiz at the Gunners after joining on a free transfer following his departure from the Blues.
The trio played together for a number of years at Chelsea and enjoyed success and now Oscar has disclosed that Luiz and Willian asked him to make the move to Arsenal this summer.
Oscar (L) has revealed that David Luiz (C) and Willian (R) wanted him to join them at Arsenal
‘They called me, they had to call me. Because we have good communication. Sometimes I talk to them. They said “come to Arsenal, come here”,’ he told Fox Sports Brasil.
‘But for me it’s a little more difficult. I have a contract with Shanghai, it’s a little more difficult to leave.’
Oscar spent five years at Stamford Bridge before switching to China and currently plies his trade at Shanghai SIPG.
Willian followed his old pal Luiz through the door at Arsenal this summer after leaving Blues
However the two-time Premier League winner has not ruled out a return to Europe in the future and has insisted his first choice would be to go back to Chelsea.
‘I really want to go back to Europe. [But] Not now. At the moment I’m well here in China, I still have my contract here, which I hope to fulfil,’ he added.
‘Of course the first club I’d choose if I could go back to Europe is Chelsea, for sure, which is the club that I built a very beautiful history with.
‘And when I was a child I watched the Italian league a lot because there were many Brazilians there. So there are some teams from Italy that I like a lot, like Inter, Milan.
‘So I’d think about going to the Italian league if I return one day.’
Oscar spent five years at Chelsea before switching to China and plays for Shanghai SIPG
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