There were a lot of Arsenal fans who were very skeptical when Arteta (or Edu) brought in Willian from Chelsea last summer, especially since he was given a three-year contract despite his years of advancement. .
But recently it was whispered that the Brazilian could move on after just one season, having failed miserably to live up to his former glories with Inter Miami being touted as a possible destination.
It may well be that Arteta and Willian will come to a mutual agreement on the winger’s future, but there is no doubt that Arsenal fans would prefer that we cut our losses and free his place in the squad for give essential experience to the player. the young players of the team.
But Arteta has spoken out and blamed himself for not getting the most out of Willian this season. Arteta said Arsenal.com: “First of all, we signed a player with incredible talent, proven talent and a level of performance in this league, and this season has been difficult and I take full responsibility for it because I have to be the one who shoots the best of him and we had moments, but not at the level he did before. This is an assessment that we will do individually with the players and with Edu, the board and the property to make the right decisions for the future.
It’s such a shame as Willian was a joy to watch in many games at Chelsea before he left, and he’s unlikely to be missed. Hopefully his current salary will not be a stumbling block in organizing his departure this summer.