first_imgDavid Luiz made two costly errors during Saturday’s defeat at Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has slammed new Arsenal signing David Luiz after his erratic display during Saturday’s defeat at Liverpool.Unai Emery moved quickly to recruit the former centre-half during the closing stages of the summer transfer window following the departure of former club captain Laurent Koscielny.Luiz impressed on his home debut against Burnley a fortnight ago but committed two costly errors against the Champions League holders which condemned the Gunners to their first defeat of the campaign.The Brazilian was guilty of needlessly tugging Mohamed Salah’s shirt and conceding a needless penalty early in the second half, before over-committing and allowing the Liverpool winger a clear run on goal just nine minutes later.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAnd Jordan believes Emery is already suffering the consequences of signing a player who has suffered from lapses of concentration throughout his career.‘The press were going ‘Who has had the best transfer window? Maybe Arsenal?’ he told talkSPORT.‘Anybody with half a brain, with respect, looks at David Luiz and says ‘Why do you want that in your dressing room, as a centre-half, when you’ve got a defensive unit that’s not a unit?’‘He’s a flat-track bully at best, we saw him fall apart for Brazil, he’s lightweight and a show pony! Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 27 Aug 2019 12:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:47FullscreenLiverpool 3-1 Arsenal: Unai Emery press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘He’d probably be better pushing him into a central midfield role because he might have the wherewithal to put his foot on the ball there and provide a little bit of steel there.‘But not in central defence! His responsibility starts and begins with himself as far as he is concerned.‘But I’m talking about your belief that Arsenal play out from the back and that is all they are going to do. But Luiz strikes me as the type of player who will play any ball that he wants to play.‘He will hit 50-yard diagonals – ‘Hollywood balls’ – if he feels like it. So that doesn’t quite play into the narrative that they are conditioned to play out from the back.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Simon Jordan calls new Arsenal signing David Luiz a ‘show pony’ Advertisementlast_img

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