'No way, has to be fake': Some Arsenal fans discuss Arteta comments on 70-cap Edu signing
Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to react after hearing what Mikel Arteta said about Willian, in a very honest interview from the Spaniard.
What’s the story?
Well, it sounds as if Arteta is fed up of Willian.
In an open interview, the Gunners boss admitted that his £192,308-a-week forward has not lived up to expectations.
As quoted by ESPN, Arteta said: “Yeah, I think anybody would agree (the move hasn’t worked out).
“I think the expectations when we made the decision together to bring him to the football club, what he wanted to do coming here has not been fulfilled.”
As one fan below states, it’s rare to see Arteta speak so negatively about one of his players in the media.
Willian doesn’t just want to sit on his contract and salary at Arsenal, he has made it clear to the club that he is willing to leave if an offer comes in. @ESPNBrasil asked Arteta about his opinion on the situation with the Brazilian. pic.twitter.com/QsQ9L9gXod— Joao Castelo-Branco (@j_castelobranco) August 13, 2021
He is often a strong backer of his players, even blindly at times, so his comments – and body language when speaking – about Willian were telling.
Worst move under Mikel Arteta?
In our view, signing Willian has been Arsenal’s worst move under Arteta.
Now, it seems as if Arteta has lost faith.
That isn’t a surprise to us, in truth. Admittedly, we are surprised it took him this long to finally give up on his No.12.
Let’s see what the Arsenal fans on Twitter thought of Arteta’s comments on Willian…
🚨 Arteta says Willian has not met the expectations that they had for him. Also explains a bit of context to why that is. More than evident that he is on the way out if an offer arrives. Very interesting interview from Mikel, never seen him speak about a player like that.— Eduardo Hagn (@EduardoHagn) August 13, 2021
Finally some ruthlessness in your language. Thank you. https://t.co/QU63KSekNP— chiko.🇧🇲 (@kosibasden) August 13, 2021
He disgusted with him 😭 pic.twitter.com/WZhHHbEUiv— Ω (@SDrkseid) August 13, 2021
He’s had enough of him like us 😂😭— Lukman Ali (@lukmanali1221) August 13, 2021
No way Arteta gave a transparent and to the point answer in an interview? This has to be fake 😭🤣 https://t.co/xQKtHmKk2O— 𝙇𝙞𝙖𝙢 🇨🇦 (@Spedopamine) August 13, 2021
I'm Arteta in again 👍🏼 https://t.co/CLzaTt6QQT— ARHBall 🇦🇫 (@arh_ball) August 13, 2021