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John Barnes defends Willian and explains why the winger is struggling at Arsenal

Arsenal star Willian

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John Barnes claims Willian is struggling at Arsenal because the team around him have been inconsistent.

Mikel Arteta’s side have completed a three-year deal with the Brazilian during the summer transfer window. Despite his impressive start with the Gunners, Willian has largely struggled for form at the Emirates Stadium.

And speaking about the reasons behind the player’s poor form, Barnes said: “Willian has come to an inconsistent team, it’s not the player himself that is at fault but the team he is in.

“If Willian went to a consistent team that was performing well every week, he would be a fantastic player and a great addition to the squad. It is on Arsenal and Mikel Arteta to try and get the most out of him.

“Once Arsenal start to perform so will he and the whole club will be in a much better place.

Willian was never going to be the main man at Arsenal, he needs to come to a team that is playing well and then he will add to that.”

Source: Metro UK

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