Many Arsenal fans were left to slam the performance of David Luiz despite their 3-1 away win at Olympiacos in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night.
A first goal for Mikel Arteta’s team from Martin Odegaard, supplemented with further strikes from Gabriel and Mohamed Elneny, ensured that the Gunners will go into the second leg at the Emirates Stadium as firm favourites to go through to the quarter-final stage.
Should Arsenal give Luiz a new contract?
However, it was not as easy as the 3-1 scoreline suggests, with the north London club often creating their own downfall once again, with the most notable error coming from both Bernd Leno and Dani Ceballos in the lead-up to the goal scored by Youssef El Arabi.
Luiz was not immune to mistakes, either, as he made a big one in the first half which may well have cost his side.
The former Chelsea man did not have the best of nights by his standards in general, losing possession of the ball no fewer than nine times in total while also failing to make a single interception, earning him a quite measly 6.5 overall rating on Sofascore, the lowest out of any outfield Arsenal player to have started the game.
Arsenal fan reaction to Luiz display
These Gooners slammed his performance on Twitter, with one fan even going as far as to claim that the Brazilian defender is ‘useless’ and other saying he should ‘never play for us again’:
“David Luiz, Odegaard, Leno and Ceballos were poor last night. Arteta needs to fix this before the NLD on Sunday. #OLYARS #UEL”
“What’s the common theme of Arsenal fans from Wenger days? Blame the manager, management, owner but never the players. Hope Luiz doesn’t play against Spurs. #OLYARS #EuropaLeague #NLD”
“We need to get rid of these CONSISTENTLY ERROR-PRONE PLAYERS who keep costing us goals conceded: David Luiz, Ceballos, Xhaka. Others will be sold further down the line. Good nervy win for us #COYG #OLYARS”
“Dear Arteta, Please can David Luiz never play for us again, enough is enough now. Many thanks #OLYARS”
“David Luiz, Bellerin , Xhaka, Willian, Ceballos, Elneny. None of them get into any of the top 10 sides in the league. Why do we still play them???????????????? #OLYARS”
“On David Luiz being useless. #OLYARS”
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