Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has claimed Willian ‘modified the sport’ towards Benfica – however no longer all Gunners enthusiasts agreed.
Willian got here off the bench with the Gunners 2-1 down, and had a direct affect, putting in Kieran Tierney to slam house the equaliser.
Arsenal received the tie overdue on, with Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang’s 2nd purpose of the sport incomes a 4-Three combination victory and a spot within the closing 16 of the Europa League.
And afterwards, Gunners boss Arteta hailed Willian’s contribution.
“I feel he modified the sport,” mentioned the chief. “He gave us a lot more composure in moments, produced some creativity, produced the purpose for Kieran, and we want everyone on board.”
Willian has struggled to win over the enthusiasts since arriving on the Emirates on a unfastened switch in closing summer season’s switch window.
However some enthusiasts on Twitter agreed with Arteta’s review after the previous Chelsea winger notched his first lend a hand since November in Thursday’s win.
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Then again, some enthusiasts made it transparent they’re nonetheless no longer satisfied through the 32-year-old.