Arsenal defender David Luiz was hailed by a number of Gunners fans on Twitter for his involvement in his team’s goal this afternoon.
In the 12th minute of the 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace, the Brazilian played an inviting, perfectly weighted pass through to Mesut Ozil, who fed Alexandre Lacazette to play in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to open the scoring at Selhurst Park. Luiz also had a central role in the home side’s equaliser, with Jordan Ayew’s shot deflecting off him on its way into the Arsenal net eight minutes into the second half. [via Sky Sports]
The Brazil defender played 88 passes for the Gunners this afternoon, the most of anyone in Mikel Arteta’s line-up, and ended the day with a passing success rate of 83%. He made abundant use of the long ball against the Eagles, with 22 such passes (15 of which found a team-mate) almost twice as many as the next-most regular long passer Sokratis Papastathopoulos. [via WhoScored]
These Arsenal fans on Twitter were keen to applaud Luiz for his pinpoint pass in Aubameyang’s first half goal at Selhurst Park today:
That is absolutely class from everyone. Luiz with the perfect penetrative pass. Özil with the perfect touch. We’re gonna win the league.
— JB™️ (@gunnerpunner) January 11, 2020
While celebrating the goal Arteta looked to David Luiz and gave him a fist pump for the pass that split Palace open. Really was a brilliant goal
— 4 The Arsenal (@4TheArsenal_) January 11, 2020
David Luiz as well. Probably the most important pass was from him
— Hami (@M3sutozil) January 11, 2020
Simple straight forward pass. If he can’t make that then he wouldn’t be a footballer. Luiz deserves all the credit for that goal
— Ash (@XhakabilityV2) January 11, 2020
That pass by david luiz was immaculate #CRYARS
— Yo Pierre (@harryp_11) January 11, 2020
That David Luiz pass in the goal build up 💥💥#CRYARS
— Atlee Agero (@OrielAtleelaw) January 11, 2020
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