Arsenal winger Willian was handed another cameo off the bench by manager Mikel Arteta in the 4-2 win over Leeds yesterday evening.
The former Chelsea star has struggled with his form since arriving on a free transfer in the summer, and despite putting in a slightly improved performance last night, supporters on Twitter have completely last patience with the Brazilian:
That point was in November. Time to stop playing him.
— Guy Uo (@jewuner) February 14, 2021
We're at the point where players aren't passing to him. Get him out.
— Seb Garland (@SG_Rosicky) February 14, 2021
Time for another edu contract termination masterclass next transfer window
— Rinkiya ke pitaji (@rinkiya_kepapa) February 14, 2021
It hurts even more because he takes valubale time away from Gabi, aswell as being abyssmal week in week out
— AJ🔴⚪️ (@RedAndWhiteAJT) February 14, 2021
He will never come right
— alive again (@SeunMoloi258) February 14, 2021
He's taking game time off Pepe and Martinelli time to cut our losses at the end of the season for sure
— Sam Hutchinson (@samhutch24) February 14, 2021
They really do need to realise and accept that they made a mistake with the willian signing
— Aisha Sharu (@AishaSharu) February 14, 2021
His so lazy . Does not offer anything
— MR UDDIN (@Mr_uddin82) February 14, 2021
It does appear that whatever Willian does now, it won’t be enough to win back the fans after a woeful first half of the season with the Gunners. It simply hasn’t worked out for the 32-year-old at the Emirates and it will be interesting to see whether the club will cut their losses on the player.
Of course, the winger does have the rest of this season to turn things around but Arteta has so many other wide options to choose from, it’s hard to see where he will get game time. A summer exit appears to be on the cards.