‘He’s ready’ – Gilberto Silva names the Arsenal player who ‘sent a message’ with performance

Gilberto Silva has claimed that Arsenal forward Willian ‘sent a message’ with his performance against Leicester, and claims ‘he’s ready to help the club.”

There was a number of players who deserved special mentions for their individual performances against the Foxes, where we overcame an early setback to come away as comfortable 3-1 winners.

Willian was the name picked out by BT’s commentary team for the Man of the Match award, mentioning that he had been criticised for previous performances as part of the reasoning for him being chosen, and the fans have praised him for the role that he played in our victory.

Former Invincible Gilberto Silva believes it could well be ‘very important’ for the summer signing, especially as he has shown his doubters what they’ve been missing.

Silva told his Invisible Wall podcast: “Willian had a good game, it was very important for him because I believe there has been a lot of pressure on him since he’s come to Arsenal. There’s been some criticism on his performances and it’s important for him to feel that he’s able to help the team and that he’s capable,” Silva said.

“The good thing is that I do believe that people in this squad do not really care about what people say outside, because they understand each other, they know each other on the training ground and they understand how hard everybody works in order to get results to help the club.

“Particularly for Willian this is something very important and he’s had a good performance and sent a message for people telling them he didn’t forget how to play football, and just to show that he’s capable, he’s got quality and he’s ready to help the club.”

If the former Chelsea man is able to string a run of performances together he could well play an important role in the side, although he has some strong competition for places with Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe, Martin Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe also in contention for similar roles.

Could Willian play a significant role in our remaining fixtures?


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  1. What else is he going to say. Brazilians tend to use superlatives such as beautiful, very very wonderful or amazing which can be reasonably translated into , ” he had a very good game for once, otherwise he’s been Shiite”. I hope it will be the start of a beautiful friendship with the Arsenal fan base but still has a lot to prove.

  2. Klopp is going to be available real soon….

    a number of livarpool fans want him out

  3. Obviously Liverpool fans are more demanding than Arsenal’s. But I doubt if it’s true. Klopp will turn it around, hopefully though it won’t be against us which is what usually happens when an out of form player or team decides to come good again. Besides which other team would you rather win it if not us ManU, Shitty, Chelsea, god forbid, cross myself three times over Tottenham??? At least Liverpool have style.

      1. I’ll take City this season Sue, it’s a done deal anyway. The only reason being that this will only be their fifth or sixth Championship? Can’t quite remember now. They’ve often been a yo yo team. They were strong and great to watch when I first started to get interested in football in the late sixties. However they are no longer underdogs and there seems to be something foul in the way they are able to rort their way around the Fair Play rules, joke that they are. Would also like to see what Guardiola can do on a limited budget starting from scratch.

        1. Ha, so would I!! Not from scratch but imagine him taking over at the likes of Burnley!!
          I’m not saying he isn’t a good manager, but look at the teams he’s managed… they could manage themselves!! Endless amount of money, attracting the best of the best! I wonder what he could do with the likes of Chris Wood and Dwight McNeill 😄
          I do like watching them though, have some amazing talent in the team and besides, the other teams you’ve mentioned, I really can’t stand!!

      2. Oil corrupt money clubs for Sue then ! Presumably, since you like oil corruption monsters who own clubs, you have a soft spot for Chelski too?

        Nothing against the team or manager, whom I like a lot, but the club is owned by a monster? Does that not matter to you Sue?

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