Arsenal dealt with the Brazilian wing Willian’s unauthorized trip to Dubai internally.
Gunners manager Mikel Arteta is said to be furious about Willian’s trip to the United Arab Emirates during the international break, but does not want to divulge whether the Brazilian will be sacked for Sunday’s Premier League trip to Leeds.
Willian was pictured on Instagram at the Nusr-Et steakhouse in Dubai with well-known owner Nusret Gokce, better known as ‘Salt Bae’.
Under coronavirus restrictions in England, international travel was not allowed except for limited purposes such as work or training.
However, the UAE is not on the UK quarantine list and the 32-year-old Brazilian was able to return to training this week.
“Whatever happens to things we do not expect, we will try to resolve them internally,” Arteta said at his pre-match press conference on Friday.
It was handled and explained. We talked and I explained what I was expecting. There are currently many personal factors for each player. ”
Arteta experienced a series of issues during the international interruption as Mohamed Elneny and Sead Kolasinac tested positive for coronavirus when they were with their national teams.
It is also reported that David Luiz and Dani Ceballos had a practice field that led to Luiz Ceballos being hit in the face.
And Gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had to spend a night on an airport floor with his Gabonese teammates as they were delayed in getting through customs in Gambia.
“It was an experience,” Arteta added at Aubameyang. “I told him, ‘I’m sure you did not sleep on the floor for years. Take it as an experience and when you are in your bed at night, think about how good it is, how comfortable it is and how happy you are. ‘
Source: Gulf News