David Luiz cannot be allowed to bring his Chelsea baggage to Arsenal

There are reports doing the rounds that the reason the Chelsea manager Frank Lampard offloaded David Luiz to Arsenal is that he ignored team orders. If this is true in any form then it must be a massive cause for concern.

It is no secret that I have zero time for the Brazilian, I have made it absolutely clear numerous times on here that I believe he is very poor player, he is a huge liability, he adds nothing to the team, and that he is not an upgrade on Shkodran Mustafi, in fact, I believe he is a downgrade.

Now, you add into the mix that he will ignore team orders when he feels like it and it all adds up to Arsenal signing a player not fit for purpose on any level.

The “allegations” that the 32-year-old ignored Lampard surfaced in the Athletic, a respected journalistic based online website and subsequently picked up by the Metro in the mainstream media.

Apparently, Luiz ignored the Chelsea manager’s instructions to play out from the back in the pre-season game against Red Bull Salzburg and decided to go with long ball passes.

Now, it must be noted that is the exact tactic that Unai Emery employs, playing out from the back, and whether we like that strategy or not it is imperative that the players follow the manager’s explicit instructions.

Can you imagine what it will do to team morale if the senior players’ decide when they will obey team orders? What sort of message does that send to the younger players?


  1. Robert Baker says:

    I agree with you that he’s a downgrade. When are arsenal wake up to the problems we have a the back.
    With a strong back four \five we could win this league without a dout. We must do something in the winter window or suffer from his mistakes as we already have in the Liverpool game and the spurs game. When will we learn.

    1. Trudeau says:

      Patience. AMN is probably the only one of our current back four who has any kind of future at the club. Tierney, Bellerin and Saliba are arguably three of our back four for the next 6-8 years. Throw in Holding (who I believe wasn’t on the losing end of a game he started last year) and we have our back four sorted. Depending on Holding’s play once he comes back, it wouldn’t surprise me to see another CB signed over the next couple of windows but overall the future looks bright

    2. jon fox says:

      Bad as Luiz is, he is clearly NOT a downgrade on Mustafi, nor on Sokratis, who is no better than the awful Mustafi. Luiz is NOT the answer but is a short term stopgap forced on us through Kroenkes meanness in not allocating proper defensive spending money. The fault is KROENKES. Blame the proper person then!

  2. Kenyanfan says:

    Talk of his qualities on field but as far as I can understand from your post, you getting personal. Those are allegations and they are always everywhere. Further more, he has played at high level under several managers and this is the first time this is coming up. Media can say anything. Chelsea can say anything to justify selling him wasn’t a mistake. Let’s be honest at all times.

    1. Ken says:

      Luiz is only perfect when played as defensive midfielder in fact he enjoys let unai try him there but as a defender , abig NO.

      1. Declan says:

        Yes ken he’s a good DM and a stop gap CB.

  3. simon says:

    you don’t like him,so your opinion about him is biased!!

  4. Abi says:

    Luiz is an obvious upgrade from Mustafi. Despite his mistakes, he remains the best in our defense line among the active players right now. Go and watch the matches again. The areal wins, the shot blocks etc. He is the most confident on the ball and his long balls to the attackers are better than Xhaka. He has brought some level of control to that back line. Sokratis made the mistake that caused the first goal we conceded at the NLD, we are not all over him. The coach and management that went for him ain’t stupid.

  5. Innit says:

    Luiz is an improvement over Mustafi

    Hopefully Saliba will be an improvement over all our CBs next season

  6. Maj says:

    I think we all need to watch our language and the comments we make about players. Assuming it is true that David Luiz disobeyed team orders do we know what the orders were? The writer of this articles appears ready to hang David Luiz based on speculations from an “enemy” and the player has not been found to disobey any orders from the Arsenal coach. I know you do not like the player and I respect that but if you are going to prosecute him at least wait until he commits an offence. This attack is clearly unwarranted.

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