Willian has angered Arsenal fans when he seemed to ‘like’ a Chelsea Instagram post.
Willian has angered Arsenal supporters by appearing to ‘like’ a social media post from his old side Chelsea, which reported their Emirates Stadium triumph over the Gunners.
The Blues won 2-0 in the London derby on Sunday, with to goals from debutant Romelu Lukaku and Reece James in the first half, capping a different start to the season for both teams.
Chelsea leads the standings after back-to-back victories, but Arsenal’s two defeats mean that only Norwich City has had a worse start owing to goal differential.
To add salt to the hurt, eagle-eyed supporters noticed Willian ‘liking’ a Chelsea triumph post on Instagram, then subsequently appearing to reverse the like.
Willian played with the Blues for seven years before joining the Gunners on a free transfer last summer.
However, following a promising start under Mikel Arteta last season, the winger faded poorly and is one of the players the Gunners manager hopes to sell this summer.
The 33-year-old has not been included in any of Arsenal’s matchday squads this season, and the Gunners are keen to offload the Brazilian, who has two years left on his contract at the Emirates Stadium.
Following the like of the Instagram picture, several Arsenal fans have urged for the club to cut its losses, with one fan simply saying: ‘Terminate his contract.’
Arsenal has had mixed results in previous seasons when it comes to signing former Chelsea players, including Petr Cech and David Luiz, the club’s 2012 Champions League champions.
Despite the fact that both have since departed the club with minimal fanfare, another Arsenal supporter looked enraged with Willian, referring to him as a ‘double agent.’
‘Get rid of these Chelsea double agents from our club!!’ they said in response to the Instagram photo, urging the Gunners not to recruit any more former Chelsea players. ‘Get rid of these Chelsea double agents from our club!!’ they said in response to the Instagram photo, urging the Gunners not to recruit any more former Chelsea players.