Mikel Arteta responds to Willian’s lockdown trip to Dubai: ‘It’s been dealt with’
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says that Willian has been ‘dealt with’ after the Brazilian made a
trip to Dubai during the international break which appeared to flaunt lockdown restrictions.
The 32-year-old was not involved in the Brazil squad and chose to fly to Dubai, something the club
wasn’t aware of, but came to light when he posted a picture with Salt Bae on Instagram after visiting
his Nusr-Et steakhouse.
Arteta said, We had a conversation and I explained what I expected. ‘There are a lot of personal factors
at the moment and as well from our side, we need to be in their shoes.
‘A lot of players are having different issues, like any person out there and sometimes they make decisions
based on the needs of the moment, or what people are expecting from them.
‘Whether they are right or wrong, it’s a thing that we have to discuss.
But it’s been dealt with in the right way so let’s move on.’ Arsenal travel to take on Leeds in
the 4.30 pm kick-off on Sunday and Arteta will be without Mohamed Elneny and Sead Kolasinac,
after both tested positive for coronavirus during the international break.