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‘He was actually great’: Mikel Arteta praises Toolbox enemy after Leicester City win

‘He was actually great’: Mikel Arteta praises Toolbox enemy after Leicester City win

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was thrilled with the performance of Willian during the club’s 3-1 return win over Leicester City in the Premier League today.

The Gunners went behind after simply six minutes and that was down to bad protecting on the right flank where Youri Tielemans ran 30 yards vulnerable, beating Bernd Leno in goal.

The north London side levelled ball games in the 39 th minute after Willian delivered a best cross from a set-piece for David Luiz, who scored with a complimentary header.

Right prior to the interval, the Gunners made it 2-1 from the penalty spot through Alexandre Lacazette after a handball from Wilfred Ndidi which was identified by VAR.

Soon after the break, Arteta’s side extended their lead following a fantastic counter-attack which was begun and ended up by Nicolas Pepe after a clever pass from Willian.

He has actually been on the fringes of the first-team in current months, but he starred versus the Foxes with two helps, taking his count to three from the last two video games.

The scoring contribution was also the Brazilian’s very first in the league this season since the curtain-raiser versus Fulham in September where he bagged a hat-trick of assists.

Arteta has spoken fondly about Willian’s progress in training in recent weeks and he was delighted that the 32- year-old is lastly making an effect on the playing field.

He told Arsenal.com: ” He was actually excellent. We’ve seen that in training the last few weeks. He’s restoring himself and he’s not accepted the circumstance.”

” I believe he was the gamer who altered the video game versus Benfica in the last couple of moments when he came on, and today I believe he was terrific.”

Stats from Transfermarkt.com

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