David Luiz and Willian have been trying to convince former Chelsea star Oscar to join them at Arsenal. The 29-year-old Brazilian currently plays in China for Shanghai SIPG and he has now claimed that his fellow countrymen have been trying to persuade him to return to the Premier League and sign for 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’”, Oscar 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. Willian had finished his contract. I was happy that they got together again. And happy that Willian is happy. The most important thing is to be happy, regardless of the place. So I hope they are happy there.”
Oscar enjoyed a five-year spell at Chelsea and he made a total of 203 appearances for the club. He then decided to sign a massive contract in China in January 2017 and he has already admitted that a return to Europe would be a possible next step in his career. ” At the moment I’m well here in China, I still have my contract here, which I hope to fulfill”, he added.
“But the situation is difficult for me to return, it’s a little more complicated for me to get out of here. So I hope to fulfil my contract here calmly and then yes I think about going back to Europe. 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 story 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 Internazionale, Milan. So I’d think about going to the Italian league if I return one day.”