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Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

Postby alexafc12 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:59 pm

He wasn't even that good first game. Stat paddled his way to 3 assists.

Fine for one season, but I worry how we're going to get rid of him in a year when he's completely shot.

Looked a bit better through the middle though ... still a poor man's Ozil
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Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

Postby Callum » Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:11 pm

Poor again today. Pepe should start in our next league game.
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Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

Postby Dejan » Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:14 pm

Callum wrote:Poor again today. Pepe should start in our next league game.
Willian was shit. But lets not forget that pepe was truly awful last thursday against a liverpool kid aswell.

If some our players werent so goddamn inconsistent, wed be alot better

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Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

Postby Angelito » Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:57 pm

Dejan wrote:
Callum wrote:Poor again today. Pepe should start in our next league game.
Willian was shit. But lets not forget that pepe was truly awful last thursday against a liverpool kid aswell.

If some our players werent so goddamn inconsistent, wed be alot better

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Pepe has that mercurial swagger where he can look like prime Robben. He's also relatively young with ample time to grow.

We all know what to expect from Willian. As I have mentioned before, he will look like a world beater in one game, disappear into wilderness, and return with a prime Ribery-esque performance before vanishing into thin air again.

He's a hard-worker. He is passionate. However, he is not the type of player who is consistent day in and day out. At 31, he's not going to transform into something he has never been.
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Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

Postby ag6789 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:11 pm

Thought he played better centrally after Pepe came. Maybe that's where he should be leaving Pepe the wings.
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Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

Postby NovaGB » Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:21 pm

Hes not a bad player but we got pantsed giving him a 3 year contract on that kind of wage.
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Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

Postby Santi » Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:51 pm

I'd rather give game time to a younger player who has sparks of brilliance than the washed up old backup in fairness. I don't even rate Pepe from what he's shown yet, not for the 72m, but makes more sense to give him the opportunities to prove his worth.

Tbh, the way Nelson played so far in his brief spells this season he should be expecting more of those Willian minutes as well. Willian should be there when we need an energetic runner with a bit more match day experience.
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Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

Postby Godlop » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:53 pm

Should play central from now on.
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Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

Postby Yago » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:59 pm

Godlop wrote:Should play central from now on.


I don't care on what side of the bench he sits.
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Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

Postby DiamondGooner » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:13 am

ag6789 wrote:Thought he played better centrally after Pepe came. Maybe that's where he should be leaving Pepe the wings.


He wasn't central he was LW but he floated into the centre at times and yes, with Saka, Auba and Pepe around him to link with he looked decent in the hole.

Sheffield couldn't handle it when we made that change, then they had Pepe bearing down on them more direct than Willian.

Willian seems to want to create more while Pepe acts like a WF.
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Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

Postby Godlop » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:29 pm

I said he would be 2nd best all game and I was right. City away or Liverpool away in our current setup is not suited to him at all.

It's the same issue we had for years with Özil in those games.
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Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

Postby gamechannel » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:15 pm

Godlop wrote:I said he would be 2nd best all game and I was right. City away or Liverpool away in our current setup is not suited to him at all.

It's the same issue we had for years with Özil in those games.


But Willian trains hard and is on Arteta's boat.. so he must play even if it means shoving Auba to the left..
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Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

Postby Gunpowder » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:39 pm

Can't wait to watch him three years. Such a bad deal. I would have taken one year of Özil or Mkhi over him
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Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

Postby Mustafi » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:42 pm

Looks very poor aside from his first game. I hope he shows improvement or we got ourself another Mkhi.
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Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

Postby Angelito » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:53 pm

Gunpowder wrote:Can't wait to watch him three years. Such a bad deal. I would have taken one year of Özil or Mkhi over him


Oh, those good ol' days after Fulham where people thought he was better than Messi.

Some of us warned people here. Chelsea fans told us about him.

But we had to give him a 3-year deal on £120k a week, with some Gooners pretending like he's what we have missed all along. Now, we're stuck with him.

He will have four more of that Fulham-esque performance this season. Usually has 5 world class games a season.
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