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Edu gives verdict on Willian amid criticism after move from Chelsea to Arsenal

Brazil star Willian will prove to be a good signing – and it is just a “matter of time.”

That was the view of Arsenal technical director Edu who believes Willian is still finding his feet at the Emirates after his free transfer from Chelsea last summer.

Edu said: “Listen, everybody knows Willian. If people say that he’s not a good footballer then maybe they don’t know football because he has always performed at the top, top level. Then he moved.

“For me, Willian is a question of time to be performing how we know he can.

“What do you expect? Do you expect it straight away? Boom! Willian can be the best one? But he needs a little bit of time, it’s strange as well to say that but you need time to know the players who you are going to play with.

Willian has struggled at Arsenal

“Sometime you receive the ball in positions, sometimes in other positions, Mikel wants to play forwards, the other one wants to play to the side, there’s a little bit of adaptation.

“Players need time to understand how to train, how to work with the people, to understand a lot of things and I told him that I know that and I hope that people from outside understand that as well.

“That’s happening with Willian.

“Training, he’s training properly. His behaviour? Top, as always. Training? Fantastic. For me, it’s just a question of timing.”




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