David Luiz spoke to The Express after Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea and hailed new manager Mikel Arteta.
The Spaniard couldn’t get his side over the line in his home debut despite leading the game for 83 minutes. However, the signs have been hugely positive since his appointment and Arsenal look to be on the right path.
Luiz had one of his best games ever up until Chelsea’s second goal. The Brazilian, formerly of Chelsea and PSG, has played under a few top managers and if his assessment of our new boss is anything to go by, we’ve found a gem in Arteta.
He said: “I am lucky to have had many good coaches in my career, he is intelligent, he is clever and I think he will be one of the best. But it is part of our job to help him do that. People have doubts but I trust in his philosophy and the way he sees football.
He continued: “He knows football. When you know football it is much easier to explain and understand the head of the players on the pitch. It is not easy for him in the middle of the season. He didn’t choose the players but he will do his best.”
Luiz has played under some of the best in the business over the years. The Brazilian has worked closely with the likes of Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benitez, Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri over the last decade and if he thinks Arteta has what it takes to be the best in the world, we should take a step back and listen to him.
Arteta now has another massive game at home against Manchester United on New Year’s Day. A win against Arsenal’s historic rivals will be massive for him and the squad as they hope to change their fortunes going into 2020.