Unai Emery sends message to Arsenal fans about David Luiz
Unai Emery has his say on the way David Luiz has started off at Arsenal this season
Unai Emery has insisted that he has been pleased by the way David Luiz has started life in an Arsenal shirt despite his mixed performance at Liverpool FC last weekend.
The Brazil international started in central defence for the Gunners at Anfield but was unable to prevent the north London side from slipping to a 3-1 loss on Merseyside.
David Luiz conceded a penalty in the second half before Mohamed Salah added to Joel Matip’s opener as Jurgen Klopp’s men ran riot against Emery’s side.
The 32-year-old has been settling into life at The Emirates after having completed his deadline day move to Arsenal from Chelsea FC last month.
And despite a mixed start, the Gunners boss has insisted that he has been pleased by the way David Luiz has begun life at Arsenal.
Speaking in an interview quoted by Sky Sports, Emery said: “It is not easy for him with the adaptation to us so quickly, but I am happy with him.
“He made an ambitious decision to come here. He wants to do us something important with us and help us.
“We can speak about faults with players but we can also speak about very good decisions and actions in each match.
“The penalty last Sunday and action with (Mohamed) Salah – we can speak a lot about that. He was on a yellow card after the penalty, if he makes a foul on Salah he gets a second. He was intelligent.
“We can speak about positive decisions. I want his mentality and ambition and it to transmit to other players.”
David Luiz will be hoping to feature for Arsenal when the Gunners return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon with a crunch home clash against Tottenham Hotspur.
The north London side are aiming to return to winning ways after their disappointing loss to Liverpool FC last time out.