Video: Arteta admits medical staff considering operating on defender

Mikel Arteta has admitted that Arsenal defender David Luiz could need to be operated on after struggling with a knee injury.

The Brazilian was forced to miss the loss to Liverpool at the weekend after struggling with his knee on Friday.

Luiz is now expected to miss at least the first leg of Arsenalโ€™s Europa League clash with Slavia Prague on Thursday, but also looks likely to miss at least the next weeks.

Has Luiz been amongst our better performers in 2021 thus far?

Patrick

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  1. Sue says:

    OT.. Willock scored against the spuds!

  2. SueP says:

    David Luiz has already had an op (a small procedure) and will be back before the end of the season according to Sky Sports and you would have to say he was missed yesterday

  3. McLovin says:

    And surely he will be given an unwarranted 2 year contract extension.

  4. Wyoming says:

    34 year old Luiz is still a starter at Arsenal which says a lot about Holding, Mari, Chambers, Saliba and Mavropanos. Chambers and Holding are probably cheap quota players. Mavropanos was a 4 mill punt on a youngster which probably won’t work out. Saliba is a very expensive 27 mill punt and for that reason alone simply has to work. Mari is a rather risky punt based more on his Man City connection and relatively cheap fee.
    So Arteta has a lot of unproven CB merch to be sorted over the next 3 years or so.

  5. Arsenal2win says:

    Luiz is the most important & most experienced Arsenal defender currently, & his pairing with Mari is our best bet. Imagine Holding & Gabriel yesterday, I was utterly disappointed, though not surprise.

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