‘Terminate his contract!’: Arsenal fans left outraged at Willian after the out of favour winger appeared to ‘like’ a Chelsea Instagram post reporting his former club’s 2-0 victory over the Gunners
- Willian appeared to ‘like’ a Chelsea post on Instagram reporting the result
- The 33-year-old then appeared to delete the like shortly after
- The Arsenal winger spent seven years at Chelsea before leaving last summer
- But the Brazilian has since fallen out of favour at the Emirates Stadium
- Boss Mikel Arteta is hoping to move the 33-year-old on in the transfer window
- Gunners fans were left furious at the player’s social media activity
Willian has landed himself in hot water with Arsenal fans after appearing to ‘like’ a social media post from his former club Chelsea reporting their Emirates Stadium win over the Gunners.
First half goals from debutant Romelu Lukaku and Reece James gave the Blues a comfortable 2-0 win in the London derby on Sunday, marking a contrasting start to the Premier League season for both sides.
Chelsea’s convincing back-to-back wins to begin the season see them top the table, while Arsenal’s two defeats mean only Norwich City have made a worse start due to goal difference.
Willian has left Arsenal fans irate after appearing to like a Chelsea post on Instagram
The Instagram post reporting Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over the Gunners appeared to show the winger showing his appreciation with a like at the bottom of the image
But to rub further salt into the wound, eagle eyed supporters appeared to spot Willian having ‘liked’ an Instagram post from Chelsea reporting the victory, before later appearing to reverse his actions by removing the ‘like’.
Willian spent seven years at the Blues before leaving the club last summer on a free transfer to join the Gunners.
But the winger faded badly after a bright start under Mikel Arteta last term and is one of the players the Gunners boss is hoping to offload this summer.
The 33-year-old has not featured in any matchday squad for the Gunners this term who are desperate to sell the Brazilian who still has two years left on his deal at the Emirates Stadium.
Romelu Lukaku (left) scored on his return to the Blues in a comfortable 2-0 top flight victory
The result leaves Arsenal still without a point after their first two Premier League games
Some Arsenal supporters though have called for the club to cut their losses following the liking of the Instagram post , with one fan simply saying: ‘Terminate his contract.’
Arsenal have had mixed success with signing former Chelsea stars in recent seasons, having also picked up the club’s 2012 Champions League winners Petr Cech and David Luiz.
Although both have since left the club to little fanfare, another Arsenal supporter appeared to be irate at another former Blues star in Willian referring to him as a ‘double agent’.
Willian was a big hit at Chelsea in his seven-year tenure before leaving for Arsenal last summer
They responded to the Instagram post by calling on the Gunners not to sign any more former Chelsea players, saying: ‘Get rid of these Chelsea double agents from our club!!’
Willian’s below par performances last term had already seen him lose the faith of many Gunners fans, with another adding: ‘Willian liking this on Instagram? And he wonders why the Arsenal fans don’t like him…’
Predictably, Chelsea supporters saw the funny side as one fan admitted the act made the winger even more popular among Stamford Bridge supporters.
They said: ‘I used to like William when he was at Chelsea but now I absolutely love him.’