Brazilian role model will be sorely missed by Arsenal’s youngsters

It is time to bid adieu to David Luiz

There are some players in football, regardless of their former clubs, or their infamous incidents on the pitch, will be loved forever.

Ronaldo Fenomeno is one. Luka Modric and Ronaldinho can also be put into that category.

From Arsenal fans’ perspective it will definitely be Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky and maybe even David Luiz.

The defender moved across London to join Arsenal in August 2019. Barring a few lapses in concentration and ridiculous decisions, David Luiz was clearly one of the best center-backs Arsenal had since his move two years back.

Despite his talent, this is a player whose heart is bigger than his performances on the pitch. According to several reports, the Brazilian is one of a few who lights up the dressing room at London Colney.

He was the one who helped Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and many more youngsters to feel home among the senior squad, when their surroundings were shiny and new.

Saka said of the Brazilian last year, when he signed a contract extension, “He’s a man with a big heart and he just has so much experience in the game as well.

“He goes out of his way all the time to advise and help all the young players.”

While Martinelli also had few good words for the Brazilian, “David Luiz is the player I have learned from the most, he speaks with all the players, he’s always helping out everyone at the club.”

Majority of football fans looking in from the outside take players of such character for granted. Many just care about that result on the Saturday evening.

And if these players don’t turn up someday, they are made a laughing stock at which people throw abuses at.

We all are humans. We all have our days when we don’t feel right. Imagine if you get abused on a day you were feeling low. It will make it even worse.

Criticism is only okay when it is constructive. And Luiz would definitely be the one to agree to that.

Now that the 34-year-old is leaving London Colney, many players would bid adieu to their role model and a close friend. A mate who was beside them through their thick and thin periods.

And he absolutely deserves it, because people like him don’t come too often in football, as well as In life.

 

Yash Bisht

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11 Comments

  1. Dan kit says:

    Hopefully comes back onto the coaching side For us ,been brilliant for the 2 years he was here and always left it out on the field which is more than I can say for most of his teammates ,had a few brain farts but would pick him when fit way before any of the other CBS on our books.
    GL Luiz in the future 👍

  2. SueP says:

    A very fitting tribute.

  3. Sue says:

    Inter Miami have been mentioned (where Gibbs is heading)…

    There was never a dull moment with Luiz around.. such a nice guy, wish him all the best! I will miss the hair and sweat bands 😄

    Thank you, DL

    1. Sid says:

      We need a new sideshow bob, Sue! The holy triumvirate of Luiz, Elneny and Guendouzi is breaking😔😂

      1. Sue says:

        😫 (good one, Sid!!) Willian will have to do!

  4. Gmv8 says:

    I think he could’ve been signed up for a years extension, while working his way into coaching. His choice of course, but there is no doubt we are always better and more solid when he is playing, despite the occasional hiccup. I don’t really understand the right back saga – Cedric has been brilliant every time he’s come on a right back, not so good as left – why is he never played now?

  5. Stephanie says:

    Wish he could have stayed for another year. Easily one of our best players

  6. Yossarian says:

    Agree with above comments. Having him for another year would be useful, especially if the focus will be on the bringing through the younger players next season. Unless of course the doctors/physios reckon that he won’t get much game time due to injuries + age.

  7. Wayne says:

    It’s time for giving the youngsters opportunities. Luis stay at Arsenal has expired. Saliba must be integrated into the squad, otherwise, Arteta should leave for not showing confidence in our very talented crop of young players. I do hope that Arsenal will also get rid of Edu, Willian, Torriera, Kolasinac , Guendouzi , Mari, Holding, Soares and Ceballos in this summer’s transfer window.

  8. Declan says:

    Sorry you decided to leave us David as we wanted you for another year as a great role model to our younger players. A very skilful centre back with a killer long pass.

  9. Reggie says:

    👍Luiz👍Top player.

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