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Merson isn’t happy with Willian’s performance so far

Tue 01 December 2020 | 16:09

Arsenal’s former star has questioned Arteta’s impact on the team.



poor performance since his arrival and


recent downfall people have started to question


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He has talked to Sky Sports about Gunners performance saying that he is a fan of Willian but hasn’t seen a good performance from him since he joined the club.

“I don't know what's happened to Willian.”

Merson said


“He was unplayable for Chelsea at times last season, and then Arsenal sign him and you think: 'What a signing this is. On a free transfer!' I can't remember him having a good game yet. I'm a massive, massive fan of his. He's just not got going.

“And at the moment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not playing. You can't play in a football match and touch the ball six times in a half. You've got to go and get the ball, get involved, whatever happens.”

“The saddest thing for me is how far, and how quickly, Arsenal have fallen behind Tottenham.

“Tottenham have just built one of the best stadiums in the world. I thought they were going to be selling players left, right and centre. A bit like Arsenal after they built the Emirates. Every year a star player went.

“Tottenham are spending more money than Arsenal! Tottenham have a team there, and are in that group where they can win the league. You look at Arsenal, and they're in the group with Leicester, Southampton, Everton, West Ham, a few others.

“People used to say 'The Arsenal'… 'How did The Arsenal do today?' 'Who have The Arsenal got today?' That's gone. They just say Arsenal now. It was such a top club. Some of the teams they've had over the years have been phenomenal.

“I think it sums up the situation at Arsenal that Wolves can experiment in that game [a 2-1 win for Nuno’s side on Sunday], and play a load of attacking players. That fear isn't there anymore with Arsenal.”


source: SportMob