As the Premier League window draws to a close, reports of another shocking move has come through; David Luiz to Arsenal.
However, despite badly needing a centre back, not every Arsenal fan seem to be keen on the move. Former Gunner Martin Keown has warned Emery against signing the temperamental Brazilian.
‘If I was at Arsenal and had the ear of Unai Emery, I would be advising my manager not to sign David Luiz,’ he told the Daily Mail. ‘Walk away from this deal. This is not the defender for you. It’s too high risk.
‘Yes, Arsenal want a centre back, but is Luiz the answer to their prayers? I don’t think so. ‘The way the 32-year-old plays, he would be exposed in that Arsenal defence. He would not get the same protection that he enjoys at Chelsea, where N’Golo Kante patrols in front of the back line.
‘In possession, Luiz is a wonderful passer, but he makes mistakes when playing as part of a back four. ‘He has a tendency to lose his marker and is one of those all-or-nothing players — if he doesn’t win the ball in a challenge, then congratulations because you’re in.’