Many Arsenal fans have been left to slam the display of David Luiz despite their 3-1 away win over Southampton in the Premier League on Tuesday night.
While there were several good performances for Mikel Arteta’s team on the night, the performance of the former Chelsea man flattered to deceive many members of the Emirates Stadium faithful.
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The 33-year-old was susceptible to giving the ball away a few times which lead to good chances for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, and in the end he lost possession no fewer than 14 times in the game, the fourth highest out of any of his teammates to have set foot on the field of play (Sofascore) – hardly ideal for a central defender.
Supposed to be the experienced figure in the backline, he also failed to win any of his duels or make any interceptions or tackles in the match, earning him a very measly 6.3 overall rating on Sofascore, the lowest out of any Gunners player.
Arsenal fan reaction to Luiz display
These Gooners slammed his performance on Twitter, with one AFC supporter claiming that it was ‘poor’:
“Saka and Cedric really stood out for me tonight. Xhaka & Partey had their moments as well. If Pepe goes for defenders and dribbles with the ball he could cause a lot more problems consistently. Good performance overall apart from at CB. Luiz is shocking. #SOUARS #COYG @arsenal”
“#SOUARS: I still have nightmares when David Luiz has the ball…”
“Holding should get a bit of praise also he was outstanding tonight. Especially playing along side Luiz who was a bit of a mess tonight. #SOUARS #Arsenal”
“Good time but need to play Luiz and his Brazilian counterpart right behind closed doors. Old men but just shambolic to watch #SOUARS”
“David Luiz was the only poor performer imo (besides Willian’s cameo Ofc). Get Gabriel established back alongside Rob Holding! #SOUARS”
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