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Watch: David Luiz Goes On Sky Sports To Give Out About Himself

Mark Farrelly
By Mark Farrelly
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On the opening night of the post-lockdown Premier League, David Luiz managed to cram a lot into his 25 minute appearance for Arsenal against Man City. A mistake leading to goal, a penalty concession and a red card; a hat-trick of sorts.

He was at the centre of another tough night for The Gunners and after the match he made a concerted effort to take responsibility for their 3-0 defeat, asking Sky Sports for an interview so he could publicly point the finger at himself.

"It's not the team's fault, it was my fault," Luiz told Geoff Shreeves. "Today, I think the team did well. Especially after we went down to ten men. The coach is amazing, all the players did amazing, it's just my fault."

Luiz's future at the club has been up in the air, given his contract expires at the end of the month, and while he didn't want to use that as an excuse, he did say that he wishes things were wrapped up earlier in the summer.

"I took the decision to play, I should have taken another decision in the last two months, but I didn't. It was all about my contract, whether I stay or not. I have 14 days to be here, and that's it. Today was my fault."


"I don't want to use it as an alibi or an excuse, but it's my fault and that's it."


The defender had been left out of the starting team before coming on for the injured Bruno Mari midway through the first half. There's a strong possibility that it could be his last appearance in an Arsenal shirt but he made it clear he wants to stay.

"I love to be here, that's why I continue to train hard, that's why I came here today, that's why I've tried to do everything. That's why I'm here putting my face up, that's why I said to the players no one had to speak, I'm happy to show my face and be here.

"I want to stay, the coach knows, the coach wants me to stay, and we are just waiting for the decisions."


Meanwhile, Jamie Carragher thinks it's time Arsenal moved Luiz on. Speaking after Luiz's interview, Carragher said "It's not right for him to stay at Arsenal. Arsenal need to move on from David Luiz."

He added "David Luiz is not good enough for Arsenal. They've got a young French lad coming in next season. They've bought Mari, they need to buy another one."

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