WILLIAN has amazingly shot to joint-top for Arsenal’s assists this season despite the jury still being out on the star.
The Brazilian helped the Gunners to seal their most-impressive victory since their Boxing Day thumping of Chelsea yesterday at Leicester.
They fell behind after just six minutes at the King Power, but Mikel Arteta’s men rallied and bounced back to win 3-1.
Willian played his part in that by providing two assists – which took him joint-top of the charts for the North London side.
The winger has come under fierce criticism from Gooners following his controversial move from rivals Chelsea last summer.
Willian, who admitted that he never wanted to leave Stamford Bridge, got off to an impressive start to life at Arsenal.
He provided two assists in the opening day victory over Fulham.
However, he had failed to register anymore until yesterday’s clash with the Foxes.
He came off the bench in midweek to tee-up Kieran Tierney as Arsenal came from behind to get past Benfica in the Europa League.
Now he has built on that cameo by crossing for David Luiz's equaliser at Leicester and then playing in Nicolas Pepe for an easy finish.
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Thanks to those contributions, Willian has now taken his tally of Premier League assists this season to four.
Remarkably, that is enough to put him joint-top of Arsenal's assist charts in the top-flight.
Youngster Emile Smith Rowe also has four assists to his name.
But his assists have come in four separate matches this season against Chelsea, West Brom, Newcastle United and Leeds compared to Willian’s four in two games.
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