Quick links



Arsenal fans react on Twitter to William Carvalho's performance for Sporting

Arsenal fans unconvinced after William Carvalho's performance against Chelsea

The much hyped William Carvalho had a big chance to impress against Chelsea, but did he seize it?

The Portuguese international was in action for Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League against Chelsea, unable to prevent a 1-0 defeat.

Carvalho has been linked to several Premier League sides in recent months, with Arsenal among them.

Arsenal are in need of a defensive midfielder, but Carvalho's £37 million release clause has so far prevented the club from doing a deal.

Carvalho did not have the sort of game last night, which will necessarily have convinced Arsene Wenger to sanction his signing.

PositionMatchInterception WonWon TacklePassing AccuracyMins Played
William CarvalhoMFSporting vs Chelsea0286%90

Despite making some nice touches, Chelsea's in-form side were too much for Carvalho's Sporting, with Nemanja Matic netting the winner.

Watching Arsenal fans were split over Carvalho's suitability for the Gunners, here's a look at several knee-jerk reactions of watching supporters:

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for CHELSEA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch