Arsenal fans have been professing their love for David Luiz after his comments on the players under new manager Mikel Arteta.
The Brazilian centre-back started off by praising the former Manchester City man by claiming he can ‘improve every player’ (BT Sport via BBC).
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He then went on to have, what appeared to be, a dig at former manager Unai Emery regarding the happiness and fitness of the first-team squad.
Luiz talked about how the players had to be ‘honest’ and ‘humble‘ about their fitness as he claimed they are not ready ‘physically’.
The former Chelsea man then went on to say that results are different when you are happy.
Under Emery, the Gunners seemed to be in a miserable mood with reports of a number of issues within the camp at the north London club (via The Telegraph).
Fans were professing their love for the 32-year-old as they took to Twitter to react to his comments following the victory last night.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Emirates Stadium faithful including a reaction from one very special fan:
Great to hear such brutally honest talk from @DavidLuiz_4 (who was excellent today) after the game. And to hear how inspired & energised the players are by Arteta as a coach.
Very encouraging start to 2020. pic.twitter.com/HnP2AjAWUB
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 1, 2020
Give him the captain’s armband now! 🔥😂
— Aks (@Gorilla_Gut) January 1, 2020
Very truthful and honest assessment of the squad. Fitness is a massive issue and it certainly showed against Chelsea and second half of tonight’s game. It’ll improve with games and Artetas philosophy
— 2fac31979 (@2fac31979) January 1, 2020
That’s your leader. That’s your captain Arsenal, right there.
— Graham Goddard (@graham_goddard) January 1, 2020
— Arsenal Captain Tsubasa (@ArsenalTsubasa) January 1, 2020
Luiz looks very emotional, well played guys 🔴
— Jemma (@jem_beam) January 2, 2020
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