Willian said that he has complete faith in Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal winger Willian believes the Gunners are in “good hands” under manager Mikel Arteta and have all it takes to reclaim their place as one of the world’s best golf clubs.
Arsenal has not won the Premier League championship since 2004 and is still in ninth position this season. However, the Brazil international told ESPN that they are on the right track under former Pep Guardiola assistant Arteta.
Willian said, “I think it has the potential to be a fantastic project, a great club, in the hands of good management, it has all to become one of the best managers in the world. Arsenal has what it needs to become a powerhouse again, to compete for championships and to compete in the Champions League, and that is what our players want.
He often attempts to speak to the players directly, even on the field; after he stops playing, he calls the participant, explains what he wants from the participant, where the participant should be, get the ball… In other words, he is actively attempting to assist the players to develop.
There is no criticism about this; he is doing an excellent job; he is constantly searching for the right players, offering them suggestions, leading them, and telling them what he needs. Arsenal is in capable hands.”
Willian has struggled since joining Arsenal from Chelsea last summer, struggling to make an impact in over 30 appearances in all competitions. He admitted it was his “worst career moment to date,” but he is optimistic he will return to the form that made him a frequent contributor at Stamford Bridge.
Difficulties on the pitch have clashed with problems off the field, when many Black Premier League stars, including Willian, have become the target of racial online violence. The league unveiled an awareness push referred to as “No Space for Racism” earlier this season, and players have been taking a knee before games to show their support for anti-racism efforts, but Willian expressed his dissatisfaction with the lack of change being achieved.