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Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:16 pm
by Godlop
Angelito wrote:
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.


It's 100k a week.

Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:49 am
by Power n Glory
Willian shouldn't be starting games. Not seeing anything in terms of work rate or quality that suggest he should be starting.

Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:00 am
by PairyGrows
While it is still early days, Willian hasn't looked good at all. He's a player we're going to pay him £100,000 per week until he's 35, and this is his great audition. I have a feeling we'll regret signing Willian sooner rather than later.

Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:04 am
by Power n Glory
It's the type of signing that pisses me off because it looks as though the manager doesn't know what to do with him yet sees him as a starter. Seeing him start as a false 9 was the last thing I was expecting.

Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:24 am
by Power n Glory
Just reading Arseblog. Zero passes made to Aubameyang and just 3 to Pepe. That false 9 role didn't suit him and we've what happens when you don't have someone connecting the dots for the front line attackers.

Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:37 am
by Özim
Chelsea fans never really rated him either.

Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:01 am
by Angelito
He's not a bad player by any means. He's just not a world class player. He will have some incredible games here. I'd be fine with him as a backup to Pepe. The worrying bit is how he seems to be one of the first names on the team sheet.

You can't have players like Xhaka, Willian, Luiz, etc. as bonafide starters and expect big things. That's not how it works.

Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:16 am
by Özim
No agree about Luiz, Xhaka and Willian starting, they seem to be Arteta favourites unfortunately.

Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:23 pm
by starmandb
Özim wrote:Chelsea fans never really rated him either.

I’m sure they were rather glad when he scored twice at home to stoke and once away . Without which they wouldn’t have won games in there title season. Perhaps you keep looking at fellow like minded souls who never have a good word to say about their team?

Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:38 pm
by Angelito
Willian said he is beginning to get to grips with the demands of his manager but said it has been a steep learning curve.

‘It’s been a cool, new experience. I hadn’t worked with a coach with that mindset,’ Willian told Globo Esporte.

‘The positional game doesn’t mean that you have no freedom on the pitch, you have the freedom to move, but many times you have to respect the position, what the coach asks, the instructions, understanding that it’ll be better for the team.

‘It may happen that you don’t touch the ball and get frustrated, but Mikel always says that, wait a minute, the ball will arrive. I’ve been learning a lot.’

Re: Willian Borges da Silva (12)

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:42 pm
by alexafc12
No wonder we don’t create anything if our creative players are told to be static and wait for the ball to come to them.