Willian’s Performances Called Into Question Amid Arsenal Relegation Zone Slide

Arsenal snapped Willian up on a free transfer at the end of the 2019-20 campaign, which proved to be the Brazilian's last at Chelsea.

Unfortunately, the 32-year-old has been unable to live up to the same high standards during his first few months at Emirates Stadium, drawing blanks in his opening 16 appearances for the Gunners while only contributing three assists.

Mikel Arteta's side are now only four points above 18th placed Burnley having played two games more, with their pre-season target of a top-four finish now seemingly well out of reach.

John Hartson has singled out Willian for criticism, claiming the midfielder “has done nothing” for Arsenal since joining the club in August.

“Arsenal got him on a free from Chelsea. It was reported that there were several clubs in the hunt for Willian,” the former Arsenal striker told talkSPORT. “He decided to come across London and again he has just not done it.

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“These players are living off their past, you know. Willian was outstanding at Chelsea at times, winning trophies, but he’s done absolutely nothing at Arsenal. He’s been poor.”

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