This is the Gunners’ third league defeat in a row, after two 2-0 losses to Brentford and Chelsea.
“One of the reasons I wanted a three-year deal was to be part of a plan, not just a player passing through,” Willian said in an interview with the Sun in August last year.
“When I talked with the manager he told me why he needed me for three years.
“It was that he first wanted to qualify for the Champions League and win it by the time I left. That was what I wanted to hear.
“I was at Chelsea for seven years and won everything except the Champions League. Hopefully this move will give me the trophy I haven’t got as well as another Premier League title.”
This certainly hasn’t aged well, has it? The Gunners still have a year left to win the Champions League, as per Arteta’s plan, but it does not really look likely after three defeats in a row.