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Arsenal legend Ian Wright has suggested that manager Mikel Arteta should already be thinking about leaving the “negative” signing of the summer Willian.
The Brazilian international hasn’t gotten off to a good start for the Gunners since his summer signing from Chelsea, and many fans will no doubt wonder if his signing was a mistake.
Despite being a top performer during his time at Stamford Bridge, Willian has come to Arsenal late in his career and has really not had the desired impact at all.
Wright believes Arteta should drop Willian for the next North London Derby clash with Tottenham, asking for Reiss Nelson to come in his place, or even Bukayo Saka in an unknown role on the right.
Wright hopes, however, that Saka is more likely to play on the left, so Nelson should replace Willian on the right, and the AFC legend criticizes the way he plays based on what he’s seen of him recently. .
“I would try to add something else to the mix, Reiss Nelson or even Saka on the right,” Wright said in his podcast.
“But Saka will be on the left, so I would put Reiss Nelson on the right instead of Willian because we know what Willian will do.
“For me it has been a bit negative with the way he has been playing, a lot of back passes.
“You need someone who can at least go back and move the ball forward.”