Former Chelsea star Oscar reveals he was asked to join Arsenal by ex-team mates David Luiz and Willian this summer… but 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, enjoying much success, and now Oscar has disclosed that Luiz and Willian asked him to make the move to Arsenal.

Oscar spent five years at Chelsea before switching to China and plays for Shanghai SIPG

Oscar spent five years at Chelsea before switching to China and plays for Shanghai SIPG

Oscar has revealed that David Luiz (C) and Willian (R) wanted him to join them at Arsenal

Oscar 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

Willian followed his old pal Luiz through the door at Arsenal this summer after leaving Blues

Chelsea would be Oscar's first choice if he ever returned to the Premier League

Chelsea would be Oscar’s first choice if he ever returned to the Premier League

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.’

source: dailymail.co.uk

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