Hilarious reactions to David Luiz to Arsenal transfer speculation

The minute I saw the David Luiz news break that he had gone on strike to force a move to Arsenal I nearly fell off my chair.

Surely this was a wind up or clickbait but no, turns out it could actually be true.

Well, Twitter went mental and no one can be surprised, I mean, this one is simply comedy gold.

And finally, our very own ThirdManJW, who regularly comments on JustArsenal, this one I found very funny and yet depressingly sad at the same time.

Luiz rumour is too bizarre to believe, although it would be a smart move from Chelsea as he would weaken our defence even further.

There are tons more, and barely any are positive. To say that Luiz joining Arsenal would be unpopular is an understatement of the highest order.

I have no idea if this will happen but there is no way I would welcome it and it seems I am not alone in that opinion, not judging by the thousands of tweets I have seen.


  1. Sean M says:

    If he doesn’t cost too much in fee + wages, I’d have him over Mustafi. As much as I’d love to see Upamecano in, quoted fee is exorbitant. Better to wait til his contract runs down. Given potential between Mav and Holding, I’d be tempted to be happy with any cheap upgrade on Mustafi for this season and come back to it in January. I’m sure that’s not a popular opinion though.

    Still, this has been the best transfer window we’ve had for a while, especially if Tierney makes it through the door.

    1. RSH says:

      We just have so many defenders that aren’t good enough right now and I don’t see why we should add another. He’s better than Mustafi and Chambers and that’s the highest praise I can give him. I’d rather make it to January and look again than waste resources on yet another stop-gap.

      1. gotanidea says:

        I hope you guys are not serious about David Luiz, an old CB that is past his sell-by-date and has made a lot of errors

        At least Mustafi has been playing with Arsenal’s system for several years and knows his teammates very well

        As what you have said, we shouldn’t look for a rushed fix

        1. Kev82 says:

          When you have Mustafi in your team a rushed fix is exactly what you need! Mustafi is one of the worst defenders I’ve ever seen ?

  2. Mrcool says:

    David luiz to arsenal is a joke. Lets leave it that way.

    1. Skills1000 says:

      Exactly. It is a joke. We should go for Dunk from Brighton.

  3. gotanidea says:


    ThirdManJW could be right

    Never forget Luiz’s face in World Cup 2014 semifinal. If Arsenal sign Coutinho, they are crazy, but signing Luiz would be even crazier

  4. Sultan says:

    I would love him. He was the backbone of Chelsea’s defence last season. They won’t want to lose him as they can’t bring in anyone. Dayot upamecano is a risk. We need a stop gap with EPL experience for now until Saliba and another defender come next season. Am all for it if it happens! Luiz is not Mustafi. Make no mistake about it. Hand him the captain handband!

    1. Alee says:

      Are you kidding me? I’d rather my grandma in defence.

      1. Gunner Bart says:

        Please no David Luiz
        Dunk or Tarkiwski

      2. Sultan says:

        Don’t kill your grandma for nothing. Luiz is very good and suited to the EPL. Our defenders are good but not commanding or have a mind of their own and confidence. Luiz has all these and he can play from the back. I will gladly accept him

    2. Val says:

      I can see why he would want Luiz, he is better imo than anything we have currently, knows the league so should be quick to settle and also would allow our young CBS to mature abit Holding is abit a way with fitness, Mustafi is , well Mustafi and then we have the WWE superstar and chambers and mavropanos who is jack Wiltshire in disguise, he is a leader at the back and we sorely need that there atm
      I’d take him for sure

  5. kev says:

    ???The comments from Twitter.The David Luis to Arsenal links are true but will not happen because Chelsea don’t want to sell to a rival and also he has two years left on his contract so they are in a strong position.

    Rugani on hold at the moment because Juve want a permanent sale or loan with obligation to buy.Upamecano to Arsenal or another CB will likely be the news that will carry on to deadline day

    1. Lagos Gunner says:

      Yet another one you got totally wrong.

      David Luiz is having a medical at Arsenal tomorrow – SKY NEWS

  6. Declan says:

    If we are not signing a young centre back like Upamecano or anyone similar I’d take Louis, he’s better than what we’ve got otherwise leaving things till January with our current defence we could be mid table by then.

    1. Kev82 says:

      Exactly Declan? I’m not a fan of Luiz by any means but if it’s Luiz or no one then Luiz all day.. some people would rather Mustafi over Luiz which is just insanity!

      1. Kenny Rolfe says:

        Kev, I’d rather go with Holding and Sokratis in a back four till January then look around again. They’re in a strong position Chelsea, they’ll want decent money, he’s got two or three years left on his contract, two tears younger than Kos, he’s getting old. Seriously, are we going to let Chelsea rip us off again.

        1. Kenny Rolfe says:

          Just been told, £18M

      2. Sultan says:

        Am a fan of Luiz

  7. Lenohappy says:

    “I’m happy with our defensive players. We are working in the last minute, we are also taking the possibility that we can add some more players who can help us with good performance.
    “We tried to sign some important, expensive players for our defence. But when we can’t do that, the second line players don’t really convince us to sign them.” Unai Emery. I love this man honesty, the way he communicates with the fans.

  8. Diogenes says:

    Emery: ‘We have centre-backs, we also have one young one in Dino Mavropanos, with everyone speaking about him and how he can improve, and Rob Holding, but if we can in the last day we are going to try to sign another centre-back with the capacity to help us, so we can have a good balance with attacking and defending players.’

    It’s great to hear even Emery knows of Mavro’s potential, so it seems the only issue is the injuries, so let’s wait.
    Also, Rob Holding has already played for the U-23s a few days ago so his return to the first squad will happen soon.

    Luiz will want a 2 year deal, which I think we should not take as we have another defender joining us next year.

    Either a 1 year loan for an experienced defender or go for Boubacar Kamara, who’s cheaper than Upamecano due to his contract being nearly up, and whose value can only go up…

  9. Mogunna says:

    He would bring epl experience & leadership needed losing Kos but we must bring a top guy as well; koulibaly as well and before all.

    Guess we cant get him in payement plan as Pepe or saliba for next year.

    Upamenco (if i got name right) is like Saliba almost but plays in germany; not ready at all for tuff & intense epl; both would need to adapt, without injury…

    Kroenke lunatic bunch played us and wont spend the money for Koulibaly to fix this defense for good.

    When we done with Pepe in a year or 2; it will be like Ozil no one wants to buy because he came in a club with owner without any ambition but cash up. He tried but has no ambition left as Arsenal makes players. Wenger managed to keep him and owners paid the money losing Alexis for what? Lack of ambition first!

    Luis would help be perfect as we lost Kos, but a waist if Koulibaly not next to him as Kos urged as a condition to go on. Wage no issue; he wont get more in bordeau at all but peace of mind and great place to raise kids and leave….

    Get real gunners! Dumb comments are irrelevant. No need to think twice; our defense is a disaster; without, Kos even more so.

    Kroenke got us all hyped up to buy shirts and tickets; he got scared and found his trick payement plan.

    He didnt bring Kouli or Kos be there; he took way too much.

    Still had an interview joining bordeaux showing love & respect tp Arsenal; refusing to say why he left; but did weeks ago at start; it was a condition for him to stay; not be crushed as Europa league again; have a top CB next to him!

  10. Pablo Picasso says:

    I might be one of the few who would welcome him with open arms. Don’t be fooled Gunners his much better than what we have at the moment, EPL experience, comfortable on the ball, an eye for a pass, plays with heart and actually wants to join us.

    We have just lost our captain and only have one experienced defender at the club what’s wrong with bringing in another one.

    Until we have funds for a better CB I would say bring on Luize. I know there a good hair jokes in there but nothing funny about bringing this experienced player. Make it happen Edu and Raul

  11. Gunnertz says:

    Don’t want this, what’s it gonna be? A 3 year contact for a 32 year old on 100k

  12. Break-on-through says:

    I liked ThirdMans one the best and there’s a lot of truth in it. Luiz being added to this side it would be mayhem.

    I like the Upamecano kid, not personally, just heard many many many fans going on about him and that with his price and clubs interested ..suggests he’s more than likely a great prospect. Also he’s played at the French international levels and looks like he’ll be a first teamer soon enough, maybe – Does any country produce prospects quite like France, they’re the undisputed best at for a very long time.

    He’s not going to steady our ship I don’t think, Upa, not a 20 year old kid and then Holding, Sokratis, but with some patience and then experience gained, I think it might be a good investment along with Saliba.

    I’m not sure if I’m sold on Rugani, I used to believe he could be a prospect, but Juve know their stuff and they have him in a similar box that we put CC in (I know teams can fall on their ass now and then but still). They kept him for depth, whereas we need a seasoned winner or a seasoned pro, I suppose people could say he never really got a shot and look at the guys he’s been watching and listening to. I hope the guys at Arsenal have had a plan and we’ve been following it rather than asking around now and seeing who’s available.

    I didn’t like when Emery repeated …only if they improve on what we have.

  13. Sean Williams says:

    It will be Daniele Rugani not Luiz.

    1. Sultan says:

      Most likely. I don’t see Chelsea selling him but I really want him.

      1. Hillary says:

        you must be kidding

  14. Amazon91 says:

    He’s just signed two years extension.
    Would be leaving for non CL football.
    So massively proactive in building up Chelsea and involved with fans.
    Made all comments about looking forward to playing with various yoof this year etc.
    Makes no sense for us to sell him and weaken or CB options let alone strengthen a rival.

    Unless… it’s a cunning ploy… tease arsenal into thinking they could get him and focus all their energies into this then boom denied and window closes leaving them no chance to strengthen CB with anyone else.

  15. John0711 says:

    Chelsea have just told sky sports they are willing to let him go

    This window just went down bank quickly

  16. Eddie says:

    According to trasnferchecker.. Tierney and Luiz will sign tomorrow

  17. Will says:

    Not that upset about Luiz. Better than Mustafi and Chambers and means we don’t need to rush Holding back or throw Mavro in at the deep end.

    He can do a job for a year or two whilst we work on other long term targets

  18. Grandad says:

    Mustafi,Socratis and Luis , a trio of mediocre centre backs who will be torn apart by any striker worth his salt.Surely to God Emery will not spend money on another Lichsteiner?

  19. S.J says:

    Good signing.. Champions league winner.. has played for top teams in the world in Benfica, Chelsea and PSG.

    Better than having Mustafi. I will be quite comfortable with a partnership of Luiz, Holding, Sokratis

  20. Will says:

    £8m being reported, so we’ve used the Beliek money and have change left over. Decent bit of biz and does improve us if true

  21. Hitesh Patel says:

    If we are seriously considering David Luis why did we not at least try and get Toby Alderweireld when he had his release clause. Surely better than what we have and Luis.

  22. Websurfer says:

    A defense consisting of Tierney, Luiz, Sokratis, Holding, Bellerin is a better defence than what we had. Tierny is a huge talent, and Luiz is a very expiernced and a really good ball playing defender with excellent attacking skills.
    It has been a great transfer windows IMO.

  23. Rick says:

    Why do teams leave it to the last minute and then end up buying fire sale players? This should have been dealt with weeks ago. Identify the areas that require improvement and buy. If we Dunk was decent months ago and was buyable for decent money why didn’t we make it clear to Brighton we wanted him and got business sorted early doors. It avoids this last chance saloon business which never works out well

  24. Sean Williams says:

    Shite, it looks like it will be Luiz. Why not 25 year old Daniele Rugani??????? Luiz has one possible year left maybe. I don’t get it.

  25. Roachie says:

    Luiz is a joke. trying to improve an already fragile defence with a muustafi lite!

  26. Lj says:

    Luiz better than Mustafi…him plus Tierney..i like the deal…

  27. He certainly has an error in him but most of our back line players do!
    What I do like is hes vocal a leader an organiser and is good in the air and not afraid to put his body on the line! More than I can say for Kos on all points I just mentioned.
    I quite like the idea of him and sokratis pairing up and either of them with holding looks nice.
    8m no brainer also he can take free kicks has a mean shot, bring the ball out well and has good long distribution game, (who needs a mf when you can go long to pepe laca and auba?) #luiz quarterback

  28. Think back to some of Luiz s intercepting passes last year by passing the mf completly. The guy is one of the best at it.
    I bet he’ll get loads of assists at Arsenal!
    Kos gone Luiz in for me is great, kos had a day before all this non sense and hes never been a leader or vocal enough for me at the back, never!
    Finally we see some grit coming in with sokratis, xhaka, torreira and luiz some fighters and scrappers on the pitch:-)

  29. Tommogun58 says:

    The majority do not want Luiz judging by this post,I am not sure it would be a great signing either he does have his rush of blood thing and can bomb forward leaving us exposed at the back,but for some reason the Chelsea fans like him.He will have to work hard to get the die hards to like him i think.

    1. Gedion says:

      Probably the best ball playing cb 8n the league,worked with Emery before, EPL proven and a CL winner. All this for 8m£! That’s a steal imo

    2. Gedion says:

      Probably the best ball playing cb in the league,worked with Emery before, EPL proven and a CL winner. All this for 8m£! That’s a steal imo

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