“His pinpoint delivery was completely on the money” Willian highly rated for Leicester performance

Willian seems to be turning the corner in his Arsenal career as he put in yet another fine performance in their 3-1 win over Leicester City.

The Brazilian joined the Gunners as a free agent after running down his contract at Chelsea.

There was a lot expected from him when he moved to the Emirates with the Gunners in need of players to make them a top team again.

Mikel Arteta trusted him for several weeks, even though he wasn’t delivering the results that the team needed.

He was eventually benched for players that have been performing better than him.

However, the 32-year-old has done well in his last two games and showed what he can offer in the Leicester City game.

ESPN rated Arsenal players after the match and gave the Brazilian an 8 out of 10.

This is arguably the highest they have rated him this year and shows that he did live up to expectations this one time.

Accompanying his rating, they wrote: “Quite possibly his best display in an Arsenal shirt. At 32-years-old the winger still covered every bit of turf in a tireless outing. His pinpoint delivery was completely on the money as Luiz powered the Gunners level and he played an important role in both goals that followed.”

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8 Comments

  1. Dan kit says:

    Great game for him today,he’s been absolutely slaughtered for his performances this season and rightly so ,but he should also be praised when he’s done good and that was
    Today and his cameo midweek .
    Let’s hope he kicks on now .

  2. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

    much like most things in life nowadays whenever the pendulum swings too far one way, like during his relatively pedestrian run of form, it invariably swings too far in the other direction when the unexpected occurs, like today when he put in a proper shift…still an absolutely irresponsible move on Arteta’s part to have pursued this player during what should have been a “transitional” window, considering his age, likely starting position, ridiculous wage and promises given regarding significant starting minutes

  3. ozziegunner says:

    Credit where and when it is due to Willian. Now all we want are consistent good performances, befitting his experience and ability.

  4. Armoury says:

    32yr old will never be consistant in a competitive league. Something that we have to learn and accept.

    1. Loose Cannon says:

      Common pal, it was a performance against a top 4 side, during the Wenger years we were whipped by the top 4. Well done Arteta and the lads. Good performance by Laca too. This is the prelude to the next season which can be our show time.

  5. Goonster says:

    Where has this Willian been all season?
    This is the best I have seen him play for us since the first game of the season (Fulham).
    6 months of non existence.
    More consistency please.
    I just hope that his last 2 performances (Benfica and Leicester) are the start of a much more confident and consistent willian.

    Been absolutely atrocious all season.

  6. ObjectiveSubjective says:

    Let’s be objective here:

    Great performance from Willian but the reality is he was at fault for the goal. Yes he was good for 80 minutes but the fact remains is that his lapse of judgement cost us. On another day that could be dropped points

    An 8 is too high considering the mistake, I’d say 7 is fair.

  7. OnceGreat says:

    He was awesome today. That’s probably why he was signed in the first place.
    Now, let’s hope he can bring his A game more often. I still don’t expect him to start games but I do expect him to impact at least half the games he is in.

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