David Luiz delivers a message to Arsenal youngsters after FA Cup win

David Luiz was delighted to have led a young Arsenal side to an FA Cup win over Portsmouth.

The Brazilian was the captain for the day as Mikel Arteta decided to rest Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang following his cramp against Olympiacos.

Arsenal needed goals from Sokratis and Eddie Nketiah to see off Pompey at Fratton Park and David Luiz was full of praise for his teammates.

He insisted that he was happy with the team’s performance, he added the advice that he gives to young Arsenal players, telling them that they should take advantage of being at a club like the North Londoners.

“I think we did great tonight,” Luiz said as quoted in the Daily Star.

“I always say to the guys, especially the young lads, they are starting football and they are starting with a great opportunity at a big club and they are doing great. It is a pleasure to play with them.”

It has to be said that despite his regular howlers he does have other attributes that he can feed to the youngsters. For them, they will be seeing a player that captained Brazil and has won major English domestic trophies at Chelsea.

Luiz has had a mixed season at Arsenal, however, Mikel Arteta seems to trust him and that experience of winning trophies across Europe can be a huge asset when it comes to crunch time.

6 Comments

  1. Reggie says:

    Luiz has been brilliant and bad in the same games and in different games but one thing he is doing is actually doing something to try and win games. His attitude can not be faulted at all but i dont think he should be here next season, or at least not first choice. He is still up for the fight but his body is letting him down, he is a lump and he cant be as cavalier as he once was, that ain’t going to get better as he gets older. I like Luiz i dont love him but at the moment he is giving his all.

    1. SueP says:

      In his interview, Luiz seemed passionate about supporting the youth and helping in their development

      I like him as an individual and got the feeling in that interview he would enjoy a coaching/mentoring role. Perhaps he has a future career?

      1. Reggie says:

        You never know Sue, the player has won big trophies for big teams and is a decorated footballer in different countries. He seems passionate about Arsenal and its youth, which is nice.

  2. Phil says:

    We can do better than Luiz. He makes too many howlers to make him unreliable in defence. I would let him go in the summer and retain Mustafi, Sokratis, Chambers, Mari and Holding in central defence.

  3. gunnerforlife says:

    Louis is a leader on the pitch irrespective of his howlers. Of course his errors are angerous but his team leadership and mentoring could certainly have a future role for him at Arsenal.

  4. amo says:

    he is a risk taker. i like that. he needs other quality players around him.

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