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Photo – Comparing Willian and Gary Cahill’s pre-season physique

Willian returned to the fray at Arsenal in less than optimal shape during their 2-1 loss against Hibernian.

Mikel Arteta’s side suffered a shock defeat at the hands of the Scottish Premiership side as young goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo made a massive blunder to put his team behind in the first half. Daniel MacKay scored a second for Hibs before Emile Smith Rowe’s consolation goal 10 minutes from time.

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It was the first pre-season friendly of the season for the Gunners and there is a good chance that none of the players were in their prime physical structure.

But the Brazilian winger was visibly out of shape as less-than-impressive screenshots of his potbelly did the rounds after the game. The sheer state of the 32-year-old brought the fans to tears.

As Willian displayed the kind of physical standards one does not associate with Premier League players these days, Gary Cahill showed how it’s done.

Compare and contrast to Willian, the 35-year-old defender recently took to Instagram showing his Greek god physique.

The veteran centre-back is gearing up for another gruelling season with Crystal Palace under the helm of new manager Patrick Vieira.

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By Surjit Patowary

Extremely passionate, detail-oriented when it comes to football. Obsessed with the news. Fact-checking is life!

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