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Arteta admits criticism of Willian is fair

Thu 18 February 2021 | 10:15

Since joining Arsenal on a free transfer from Chelsea, the Brazilian struggled to live up to promises as he has failed to score in any of his 24 appearances for his new club.

Although

Willian

has been dropped out of

Arteta’s

pecking orders, he could get a chance when

Arsenal

plays

Benfica

on Thursday at Rome's Stadio Olimpico.

Arteta

told

Benfica’s

pre-match conference:

“I don’t say it’s unfair because expectations are really high in terms of the goals he can score, the assists he can create.

“You expect him to be in the starting lineup, so it is normal that people write things about him.

“What he is doing, the way he is training, the way he is working and the way he is pushing to give everything at the team, is what I demand. Whether he is more or less successful in the game is another matter. It will come, with the quality he has.”

 

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