Video: Could Arsenal really let Luiz go without a new deal?

David Luiz has been linked with an exit from Arsenal this summer, but I for one thing he would leave a big hole in our team.

The Brazilian has been known over the years for his lack of concentration, whilst his immense ability still meant that he would be relied upon heavily in key teams such as Brazil, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.

We started the season with the one Unai Emery in charge, and the Luiz that arrived did not show that he deserved to be holding onto a first-team role, nor were the penalties wanted as our team struggled to find form.

Under Mikel Arteta however we have seen huge changes. The Spanish coach has raised Luiz’s level tenfold, with the 33 year-old showing new levels of concentration and work-rate which has made him a key part of the starting XI.

Those defences lapses have all-but disappeared in recent months, and his world-class passing ability and vision paired with his newfound consistency in defence has turned him into a player who we simply cannot afford to lose.

Does anyone still believe that Luiz is a liability at the back? I dare you to name me a better long-passer of the ball than David Luiz?

Patrick

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2 Comments

  1. Victor uyeh says:

    David LUIZ brings balance to the Arsenal central defence. I believe Arsenal need him for at least one more season.

    1. Grandad says:

      To suggest that Arteta has improved Luis “tenfold” is to say the least an exaggeration.He was always a fine player on the ball, but he was always a ropey defender ,and still is. He was never quick, but now his legs have gone and in one for one situations he is completely vulnerable.I would let him go but the problem is compounded by the fact that Mustafi and Socratis are even greater liabilities , who are unlikely to attract interest from other Clubs. The lack of top quality, pacy centre backs is to my mind the biggest problem which must be solved before we can make the top four again.From what I have seen Saliba fits the bill but we need another of his calibre.

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