Willian insists he wanted Chelsea to win FA Cup final despite imminent Arsenal transfer

first_imgWillian insists he wanted Chelsea to win FA Cup final despite imminent Arsenal transfer Advertisement Willian joined Arsenal a fortnight after the FA Cup final (Picture: Getty)Arsenal new boy Willian insists he wanted former club Chelsea to beat the Gunners in the FA Cup final, despite joining Mikel Arteta’s side a fortnight later.The Brazilian signed a three-year deal with the Gunners last week and had verbally agreed to join the club before their 2-1 win against Chelsea at Wembley.Arsenal’s victory means they will play Europa League football next term and European qualification is seen as a crucial factor in attracting new blood to the club this summer. Willian missed the final through injury, meaning he had already played his last game for Chelsea.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTGiven the important of the game for Arsenal, some could forgive Willian for wanting his future club to win. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 20 Aug 2020 11:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Willian signed a three-year deal with the club last week (Picture: Getty)But he insists that at the time he was desperate to end his time at Chelsea on a high by winning the trophy again.‘I wanted Chelsea to win because that was who I played for and I wasn’t sure I would be going to Arsenal,’ Willian told the Sun. ‘But, of course, I am happy now that Arsenal won because we get to play in Europe and that is important for us.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityChelsea were keen on keeping Willian and Frank Lampard made several attempts to convince his board to hand the winger the three-year deal he craved.However, Willian’s demands were never met and he’s been criticised in some quarters by moving across London to an Arsenal side that finished eighth last term.But Willian insists the Gunners remain one of the biggest teams in the world and that he wants to make them successful again.‘Arsenal are one of the biggest clubs in the world and I see this as changing from one big club to another,’ said Willian.‘It is expected we should be challenging for all the titles. I know what is needed to do that because I was very successful at Chelsea. This is a club which deserves to shine again.’MORE: Willian pleads with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal and help challenge for Premier League titles Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Gold Coast penthouse hits market for the first time since it was built

first_imgThe Oracle Broadbeach penthouse in tower two has hit the market.A glamorous trophy home with a spectacular rooftop pool and bird’s eye view of the Gold Coast has hit the market with an asking price of more than $5 million.The luxurious four-bedroom, three-bathroom penthouse in the Oracle at Broadbeach is owned by an overseas couple, who rarely get to use it because of their work commitments.The 567sq m residence takes up the entire northern side of levels 40 and 41 in Oracle tower two. MORE NEWS: House hunters dig deep at mega-auction “You feel like you’re on top of the Gold Coast,” Mr Stevens said.“The panoramic views are quite jaw-dropping.”It is currently tenanted for $3000 a week.The 1117sq m penthouse in tower one sold for $8 million in 2015 – it is on levels 50 and 51. It has an epic rooftop pool. Ocean views don’t get much better than that.It is the first time the property has been on the market since it was built eight years ago.“The property has become surplus to the owners’ needs and they are highly motivated to sell during the summer selling season here,” agent Tolemy Stevens, of Harcourts Coastal, said. “It’s definitely the jewel and crown of Broadbeach. People often think of the Oracle when they think of Broadbeach.”The property has its own private lift, a rooftop heated pool, home cinema, wraparound balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer 240 degree views of the Coast. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoIt is the first time the penthouse has been listed since it was built almost a decade ago. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59center_img MORE NEWS: Ashy Bines sells Gold Coast houselast_img read more