Mikel Arteta says Willian is starting to show what he can do for Arsenal after impressing in training in recent weeks.
The Brazilian was one of a number of impressive performers at the King Power on Sunday as the Gunners came from behind to seal a 3-1 win against Leicester.
The midfielder took charge of a free-kick that found David Luiz to level and he also played a part in a fast-flowing move that ended with Pepe tapping home seven minutes after the break.
Having come off the bench to register an assist against Benfica on Thursday, it’s been a positive few days for the 32-year-old who has had his fair share of critics since signing from Chelsea in the summer.
“He was really good,” Arteta told his post-game press conference.
“We’ve seen that in training the last few weeks. He’s rebuilding himself and he’s not accepted the situation. I think he was the player who changed the game against Benfica in the last few moments when he came on, and today I think he was terrific.
“The same with the other senior players. Laca, I think the way he played, Nico grew in the game and had a big impact as well. Granit as well. A player who has played that many minutes, to play with the heart and the passion he showed in every action, I think it’s a great example for the rest of the players.”