Willian on racism, social media abuse and his form this season | Pre-Slavia Prague press conference

تم نشره في 2021/04/ 7
Hear from Willian ahead of Thursday's Europa League quarter-final first leg against Slavia Prague at Emirates Stadium.
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  • No abuse is acceptable. KRONKE OUT stop abusing the fans

  • As a Gers fan I would have loved to have seen us play against you, but we weren't good enough in each game, however, good luck and I hope you go through to the next round.

  • I feel he is doing a great job. Indeed this season Willian has not been able to show his true abilities, but I believe in the next season he will greatly contribute to Arsenal FC.

  • Every time Arsenal played Chelsea I used to admire his skills. I never even dreamed of having him in our team. Seems a bit difficult to have such a dramatic dip in form. His salary is also very nice for the job he is not doing. Nobody here condones racism or personal/family threats, all we care about is our players playing well. So play better, dumbass!

  • What a lovely guy xxx

  • Please we should wakeup so does guys Insult should please stop because it affects our players in pitch

  • His a good player but we need to wakeup

  • You are more than welcome to leave the team and steal money from another club

  • I would like willian to comment on football. The only thing I see being done well at Arsenal is the social media. The football has been abysmal. Yes there is no room for any of this nonsense. But it seems like Arsenal is spending a lot of time and effort on practice videos, player profiles and all that other stuff when the football is going from bad to worse.

  • What or Who did taht

  • Just be lucky there isn’t any fans in the stadiums because right now this amateur team full of overpaid players would be getting boo’ed and shouted at

  • Just because this is Arsenal people think they will not be able to win. Think about Barcelona are they winning no I believe. Think about Liverpool are they in their best form helll noo...!! So why do we bombard with negetive thoughts that Arsenal will not win. Arsenal are in a transition period which Liverpool Mancity were also in couple of years back. I am an arsenal fan since 2002. Have seen many ups and down. That does not change me cheering for Arsenal anytime anybday. Arsenal will win they have to they need to. For the recored Arsenal the only team who went an entire season undefeated. No other big clubs could not do but Arsenal has done.

  • Imagine racially abusing a footballer stupid fans🤡

  • Willian may be a top bloke, but is football this season has been crap. No point in hiding from the truth, why does Arteta pick him? We should have Martinelli in side instead, or Pepe, even an out of Form Aubameyang. They are all much, much better than Willian.

  • As Arsenal fan all i can say is to Willian welcome to Arsenal world of toxic 😂

  • HE’D BETTER START TONIGHT! I don’t want to see Aubameyang within 10 miles of the ground

  • Such a nice guy I’ve never hated you bro just hasn’t worked out still a great footballer

  • I wasn’t at all disappointed with Willian’s signing. I like him a lot. Although he was extremely poor and I was SORT OF ready to move on from him, BUT.......the ABUSE he got from this TOXIC FANBASE who only back the “FASHIONABLE” players (Xhaka, Holding, Bellerin, Lacazette, Luiz, Have been COCKING UP FOR YEARS. Yet Willian is the scapegoat. NOT FOR ME)...... Has driven me to support him. I WELCOME HIM at Arsenal and go and put MUD on the faces of these idiots

  • Journalist: "Perhaps Arsenal players should take matters into their own hands?" Yes, let's incite violence... Should have kicked that journalist out straight away.

  • I want Willian to play today against Slavia Prague

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  • Arteta let play Martinelli from start. He need to play MORE, he is our young future

  • How stupid do you have to be to abuse a player for playing badly by threatening their family? I've also been quite disappointed at numerous points this season by Willian's performances on the pitch, but it's so weird for a person to have a personal hatred for the player. I would only ever criticise their professional performance as a sportsman. There is a very clear line being crossed.

  • Good luck:)

  • Such a nice bloke! Very sad to hear about the abuse :(

  • 👑 👑 "Lynx-Africa', an odious person who targets a black person in the workplace for self promotion and career progression ‼️ Troopz, Piers Morgan, Priti Patel ...

  • Never mind Willian, you'll surely come good mate... even tho this club has given us endless pain (and occasionally joy) this season, I assure you that all will be forgiven if we win the UEL, coz it won't just be our first modern European Silverware but will also take us to the UCL next year. And I don't think it's too much to ask given the fact that our path to the UEL Finals is a very winnable won and we have the capability as well as the resources to bring the trophy home. COYG!

  • Gaq

  • i dont agree with what has happened. But u have not helped at all, You have made things worse by saying the things u said about your love for Chelsea, Awful signing get rid of ASAP. The abuse your gamily gets its wrong, But from a football point. You really havent done a lot and deserve to be criticised at times

  • There's no way privacy laws will be altered to that extreme. A simple solution would be to have an option (or just remove it) to disable messages from people who aren't followed by you.

  • This is where football must do more. From top to bottom football is allowed to be abusive and racist. Its not good enough in 2021

  • Estoy en contra del racismo, pero seamos francos William ya no juegas a nada... Ojala te vendan..

  • Good on you Willian for confronting racism, I am so proud of you Willian. I’m so glad that Thierry Henry disengaged from all social media because they are NOT addressing it! I hope Arsenal takes it seriously! It is a SERIOUS issue today! 👍🏼

  • leave a like for your support for Willian

  • i actually really feel sorry for this guy, he needs to find himself because on his day he is quality


  • Willian says we don't have the same mentality of chelsea 🤔

  • Much love, Willian.

  • We should all fight against racism and online abuse. if a player plays bad we can provide constructive criticism, I think they already know when the have played bad. There is no reason to be threatening them and their family or saying hateful words. if you are a human being and a true football fan you would never do that.

  • COYG Don't give up! show what this team can do and prove on the pitch, then all the jerks will vanish like mist

  • Feel a bit sorry for the man after watching/listening to this.

  • He is really a good player and I'm happy for him to move to arsenal

  • me: What is racism? internet: ppl verbal abuse willian me: becoz of? internet: being black me: not becoz of poor form? internet: 100% NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! me: ...

  • When is enough for Arteta? - Destroy Özil career. Nketiah Willock and Bologun is getting rid while Good player like Torreira and Guendouzi is long gone. - Worst team performance in 50 years - Auba got atleast top3 goal scorer in EPL every year since he came, destroy him buy bring him back to chase the ball and help left back. - Arteta has worst record than F.Lampard but he still has job. - No proven records. Only assistant manager. - Has done tiny good thing to Arsenal compare to those legends Ljungberg, Vieira, Henry and etc. - How Edu instead of Marc Overmars. - He think Arsenal is just one step for him to move to Barcelona, Madrid or even Spanish international, but the question is, Is there any La Liga team right now want this Arteta.

  • William hes good

  • i cannot understand 2 things about this social media abuse. Firstly: what these single celled creatures think they are achieving., do they think insulting/threatening/abusive behaviour will make a player be better? News flash-it won't. Secondly social media companies and tracking these buffoons: It is easy. I ran gaming servers for years. Everyone who joined those servers instantly had their I.P. and their MAC address logged. Their game play was monitored by the server taking screen shots of what they could see on their screens every 30 seconds. Hackers got banned almost instantly. Repeat offenders could change their onscreen names, spoof mac and IP and still be tracked back to their original account. If they were also dumb enough to join our game chat forums i now had a MAC, IP and email address....That was enough for me to send them a picture of their front door from google earth! So for these tech companies to say it's hard is total rubbish! Everyone needs to be held accountable. That includes the tech firms. Rant over LOL

  • Willian is such a. Humble guy but he barely gets enough playing time which sucks for the guy

  • i know this feeling willian ,but the good thing you have the most assist for arsenal this season

  • Agresive without the ball??? When 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️🤷

  • Don't worry they abuse and still they want to see you playing

  • Top lad , keep your head up. Stay strong. COYG

  • The man is still world class!

    • @Rehan a professional for trolling people.

    • Yeh then i am easily a professional too! 😀

    • @geoff butler yeah!

    • WORLD CLASS??? What you sure

  • Maybe if you didn’t play like sh*t for OUR team maybe you receive “racial abuse” because I haven’t even seen any toward him or any footballer plus that’s just how the world is everyone faces abuse everyday so sorry if I don’t sympathize with a multi millionaire about his “problems” everyday people including myself encounter this everyday and I don’t see the media covering it and asking me questions, that’s because nobody cares so why am I gonna care about you

  • Willian mate it is painful going through something you haven't been through something you feel embarrassed of just forget of it for now ❤️ we love you in our first team squad

  • Good on ya buddy, terrible the stuff u guys are subject to. Stay strong and keep trying

  • Racism will not stop in football because it is deeply imbedded in society.

  • Hope he starts tomorrow

  • Nobody deserves online abuse, but this guy SUCKS for our club.

  • The id card thing for social media is a dreadful idea.

  • He's a nice guy William 🙂😀

  • Sell him....no players deserves massive salary as they underperform

  • the 23 people with a thumbs down on this video really need to take a good long look at themselves in the mirror and grow up have a little compassion for your fellow human being and their families regardless as to where you come from and what skin tone you have

  • Seems like a lovely guy Hope he starts 2mo And scores .

  • Everything is about race, grow a pair you snowflakes. Its part of life deal with it. I have been racially abused countless times, i just laugh and give it back double, it makes you stronger not weak.

  • 👇 Hit like if you believe we gonna smash Slavia Prague on Thursday

  • He ain’t played for weeks was hitting form then arteta think I can’t have that n we ain’t seen him he’ll prob play left back tomorrow

  • Kroenke Out

  • Work

  • Taking the knee is good. But if you want to make a big fast impact on racism. Try getting all rappers to stop shouting the N-word 100 times in every song.

  • I haven't always been a fan of his performances on the pitch, but I've never criticized or attacked him as a human being. That's just wrong!

  • Willian U Beauty

  • well Arsenal it's so urgently important and necessary win the Uefa Europa League

  • well bye gooners and goonerettes hughs and regreats at any one of you

  • i hate when the people use the social media for personal interests not respecting at the people. Being honest the religion, political ideology, culture, sexual preferences deoend's of any person. Never most to be criticise or discriminate please the world of football it's so beautiful

  • Don’t forget he has the most assists this season

  • mys self another persons deserve's respect, the social media most to be use to report the infanbtil abuse, or bullying in offices or any job not for discrimination

  • the social media most to be use for a good actions, union respect focus at fight with the poverty, not for attack at any men or women or use for evil actions

  • being honest Willian it's a good footballer a real guner iam agree with their testimonys in this conferenge

  • if you criticise a person for their sexual preference, for their choice of religion, for her skin color you are like a caveman so mutch arrogant than other persons because you are not showing respect for anyone ofr for your own self

  • the racism it's a cancer in my respecteable and humble opinion we need to erradicate that Word in the world of sports specially in the football

  • Jim at the end had the best question. Rubbish Arsenal, Sort the Club out, or all of you get out.

  • Why do you not ask racist Boris Johnson those questions. Do you ask yourself those same questions. Maybe you have some solutions, or do you all prefer complicity

  • exactly and what is the point in criticizing william when the manager signed him and picks him to play. William doesnt choose to play bad on purpose but the manager chooses to play him

  • I stand by you Willian!!! Keep going sure your form will get better. Racism is shameful.

  • Willlian ♥

  • I see the idea of having ID on social media being floated a lot. But that won't work at all. People are loudly racist on facebook with their name, job, and picture on the website. There are also situations where people have valid reasons to be anonymous online. A few months back Ian Wright got abuse. The guy was caught. Went to court, and then didn't even get a slap on wrist.

  • Some tough questions from the journalists jesus christ

  • stop the hate on him

  • *AFTV and TroopzTV are one of the channels that perpetuates the hate towards guys like Willian.... They claim they are just critical of players but that is not the truth. Being critical is criticizing the performances of players. They start with the abuse and the moaning just when they see him warming up or being subbed on, not after he's played*

  • been on good form recently. i see potential, when he play with confidence he's great to watch

  • Big up Willian deserves respect from everyone

  • Mesut Ozil who served this club for years...got way more abuse from Arsenal fans..EVEN WHEN HE WANTED TO RAISE HIS VOICE AGAINST RACISM TOWARDS HIS COMMUNITY in CHINA ..ARSENAL IGNORED HIS CAUSE BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T WANT TO RUIN THEIR BUSINESS.......SO WHAT'S WITH THIS HYPOCRISY...? Arsenal will only support NO RACISM unless until it doesn't ruin their business

  • I lost my job last year during the global pandemic😷 I created my channel believing for MYSELF, YOU and the rest of the WORLD 🌎⚽️

  • I wish Willian would find his form, I would also like him to be more open. Does he believe his form will , or when it may return, what is it he thinks he has lost as to not being in the starting line up?

  • I love you bro. Stay strong ❤️❤️

  • Aftv bullies has honestly delayed willians success at arsenal.

    • thedoctormaster Louis bellerin has openly called them out. Auba supporting them is poor leadership. Same way he didn’t turn up for NLD on time and broke lockdown rules. It’s not good enough

    • Dt is speaks to William he talking to.him and aubameyang is friend with aftv so is lacazette

  • no room for racism✊

  • HEY , Willian ... take an example from Granit Xhaka, just be a man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Everyone needs to callout racist comments, when ever we hear abuse, my wife and I have seen it, heared it, and it also comes in subtle comments. If i went round hitting people in the face I would soon be in court, it is no real difference in that its in my wife’s face and is a FU to me.