The international break is coming towards its end, and Arsenal will be preparing for this weekend’s game against Leeds United.
Mikel Arteta has been dealt an early blow with Mohamed Elneny unavailable, and another player could miss out due to pandemic protocol.
The Telegraph report that Willian has made a bizarre trip to Dubai in order to visit the restaurant of Nusret Gokce – better known as ‘Salt Bae’.
UK protocol suggests that people should only be leaving the country for work or education, and Willian’s trip to Dubai was seemingly neither.
He must now test negative to even return to training this week, and Arsenal aren’t happy, seeking facts from the Brazilian.
This seems pretty irresponsible from such an experienced player, especially when his own form hasn’t particularly been impressive.
Willian has struggled to impress under Arteta since arriving from Chelsea over the summer, and fans have been critical of his performances.
Now, they’re slamming Willian’s decision to travel over to Dubai, urging Arteta to freeze him out just like he has with Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi.
Others are excited at the prospect of Nicolas Pepe starting instead of Willian, but there seems to be a real sense of frustration at the winger’s behaviour.