Willian was one of two players who made their competitive debut for Arsenal on Saturday in their Premier League opening game against Fulham.
The Brazil international helped the north London outfit to a flying start to their 2020/21 campaign, beating the newly promoted side by three goals to nil.
Willian completed his move from to Arsenal last month from Chelsea on a free transfer after seven years at the Stamford Bridge, and was named in the starting XI against the Cottagers.
The selection proved to be one that had many voicing out their concerns considering the club’s record signing Nicholas Pepe was restored to the bench.
And the former Chelsea winger justified the reason why Mikel Arteta picked him over the Ivory Coast international, assisting two of Arsenal’s goals over the weekend.
Willian could have have scored one himself but his strike from a first half free kick struck the woodwork before eventually been cleared.
The 32-year-old was a constant threat for Fulham’s defence throughout the course of the game, with his pace and trickery.
However, his performances did not only impress the fans of Arsenal, with some supporters from his former club also seen to have followed proceedings as the player enjoyed a fine afternoon.
Here is what some supporters of the west London side said about Willian on social media:
Willian suddenly turning into prime ronaldinho after joining arsenal??
— Sid CFC (@kaihavertszn) September 12, 2020
Willian usually does his bit in games and admittedly has some poor games time and often.
It’s just we as Chelsea fans hounding him at every corner and eventually creating this stigma or stereotype of hate which is just sad for a player who served for 7 years.
— Skullbash (@Skullbash) September 12, 2020
I think he is simply carrying on from where he left last season. He is a good addition to Arsenal no doubt specially that Arsenal look to be playing on the counter this season
— A. Houly (@a_houly) September 12, 2020
No doubt willian is a good player. Chelsea wanted to keep him but he made it difficult for the board by asking for a 3 years contract. Now playing for Arsenal. No regret for #CFC on their decision, we move!
— Jude (@Juddesky123) September 12, 2020
dreading a willian free kick against Kepa 😶
— Md Bayezid Ahmed (@MBMB995) September 12, 2020
Despite his performance today, I really couldn’t be happier that we’ve upgraded Willian to Ziyech/CHO to be honest. Thanks for the memories.
For me he remains the most frustrating player to play for #CFC – capable of producing like he did today, but rarely consistent in doing so
— Harry Saratov (@HKSaratov) September 12, 2020
Why is Willian playing like prime ronaldinho 😭😭😭
— CFCTommy (@CFCTommy16) September 12, 2020
It was so evident that Willian was going to turn into prime Ronaldinho as soon as he left Chelsea
— 🌊™️ (@RealistGlizzy) September 12, 2020
Consistency is just his problem, we all know william is top class
— Olami®️ (@Nakel_01) September 12, 2020
Salah left Chelsea and he’s playing like prime Messi
KDB left Chelsea and he’s playing like prime Ozil
Willian left Chelsea and he’s playing like prime Ronaldinho now
We can conclude Chelsea really destroys talents 🥴
— Nungua Burnaboy (@Views09) September 12, 2020
Chelsea fans looking at Willian’s stats for Arsenal pic.twitter.com/m7phD7V2Cs
— s (@universesauce) September 12, 2020
How did Chelsea let Willian go ?
How ? How ? How?
— Ntufam Jay 👌 (@iamegiga) September 12, 2020
I come back home and Willian turns into prime Ronaldinho, Gabriel gets a goal on his debut and Lacazette scores away from home? 2020 is wild man
— Announce Rice (@MoCFC__) September 12, 2020
You know what, knowing our luck I won’t be surprised if Willian turns into prime Ronaldinho at Arsenal and challenges for the Ballon d’Or.
— CFC DUBois (@CFCDUBois) September 12, 2020
Willian couldn’t beat his first man from corner kicks at Chelsea. Joins Arsenal and assists from his first ever corner kick and assist Aubameyang again. Man needs jail time for this. 😂 😂
— Benaiah💧🐐 (@kwamebenaiah) September 12, 2020
fair play willian fair play
— win (@sherwinCFC) September 12, 2020