Former Chelsea superstar claims Arsenal can win the Premier League by 2022.
Arsenal winger Willian is confident that they are capable of winning the coveted Premier League title within the next two seasons.
The 32-year-old has stated that Mikel Arteta will become one of the best managers in world football and thinks they have a great chance of winning silverware under his guidance.
The last time the Gunners won the Premier League was 16 years ago under the tutelage of legend Arsene Wenger. They currently sit at 9th place in the table, having won four of their eight games.
Willian joined the club this summer on a free transfer from Chelsea and has a strong belief that Arsenal under the leadership of the Spaniard have got a squad capable of challenging for a trophy this season, and in the long term.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, he said
Arsenal have a great coach and a great chance to fight for titles. We can win the league. Maybe not this time but next time. I’m motivated to have more success.”
When asked about the victory, he continued,
That was a great victory at United and important for me to be part of as I know I have to impose my quality on the team. That victory was a big step”
“The squad is good with great, young talent but they also need experienced players who have won things. It is not easy or quick to change a mentality but we are on the way.”
When asked about why he expects Arteta to become a top manager within the next few years, he expressed his confidence in the manager.
It’s because of his ideas. The way he sees football is different. The structure, the way he talks, his advice. It’s unique. He will be one of the best I think. He just wants me to be the same player I was at Chelsea. Take the ball and go one on one. Dribble, take shots. But with his ideas and instructions I can get better.” Willian said.
It remains to be seen whether Arsenal can push for a title in the coming years under the former midfielder’s guidance, but the squad’s confidence in the manager suggests that it is not a matter of if, but rather when it will happen.
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