Many Arsenal fans were excited by the free transfer for Willian but it has not gone as planned so far.
And Gunners’ boss Mikel Arteta must be running out of patience with the former Chelsea star.
The Brazilian provided three assists on his Arsenal debut to help Arsenal beat newly-promoted Fulham on the opening day of the Premier League season.
But things have only headed in one direction for Willian since.
To be fair, the 32-year-old is only one of a number of players who have underperformed for Arteta.
Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has looked a shadow of himself since signing his new contract in September.
The list goes on.
But after so much hope and expectation from Willian, he is arguably the most disappointing player so far this season.
Willian’s speciality is direct free kicks, but he even wasted one of those on Sunday when in a great position to test Rui Patricio.
The bad news for the Gunners is that there are still two-and-half-years left on Willian’s contract, which nearly takes him to the age of 35.
He is one of Arsenal’s top earners, behind Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil.
Another situation like Ozil’s loom, with a player on high wages not contributing on the pitch.
Arteta can no longer bear with Willian and a third straight home league defeat could prompt changes, with Reiss Nelson pushing for a start ahead of this weekend’s trip to north London rivals Tottenham.
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