David Luiz: 2019/20 Performances

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by American_Gooner, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Have to say I fell for it hook, line and sinker... But I don't get paid to make these decisions and if I did I wouldn't make them on a whim like it was a a hobby..
     
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  2. Highbury

    Highbury Active Member

    Not sure what people were expecting. He was and always be a circus defender.

    High entertainment value, gets goals, but his defensive awareness is a joke and it is very hard to construct a title-winning side with him marshaling the back-line.

    Hopefully Saliba will hit the ground running and develop a decent partnership with Holding next season. Luiz, Mustafi and Papa should be out of the door by 2021.
     
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  3. samshere

    samshere Why so serieuse?

    Yeah, I don't want to look at his defensive work because its non existent. He scored a goal and had our best effort on target.
     
  4. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    Luiz was only every good in solid systems. In this absolute mess hes been a clown. I geniunely think Mustafi could be playing better than him rn
     
  5. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    I think he’s quietly been improving. Not in a “no glaring errors” way, more a solid and dependable way. Scored a couple of goals which he’s always capable of. Hits a delicious diag.

    With his experience and quality he should be a nailed on starter IMO. It’s about who suits playing with him best. But I can’t help but think he could be an unreal DM.
     
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  6. Riou

    Riou Well-Known Member

    People want Mustafi to start over him :facepalm:
     
  7. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    His footwork has been poor and overrated. He has made many poor passes across or out of the defence. His long range pings are good but not enough to warrant him starting until he fixes his positioning.

    Luiz is better suited a 3atb or as a DM as you say
     
  8. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    And basically who is responsible for this? Emery..
     
  9. Riou

    Riou Well-Known Member

    If Emery actually worked on playing out from the back, instead of seemingly sending them out there and hoping, Big Dave would look a lot better...would be better in back three though.
     
  10. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted



    Chelsea robbed us blind again ffs.
     
  11. Eaststander74

    Eaststander74 Well-Known Member

    He's getting paid actual money to do that. The club are depositing something like 150k a week in his bank account to do that... I'd like to grab him by his hair and ram his face into the screen of this laptop like you would a dog who just shat on the carpet, and say 'what's that?! Eh, WHAT'S THAT?!!!'
     
  12. Underhill

    Underhill Well-Known Member

    Please don't do that to a dog.
     
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  13. Eaststander74

    Eaststander74 Well-Known Member

    If a dog defended like that, I would.
     
  14. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Easily Triggered

    Yes yes but 10/10 transfer window and Hydro is just a troll.
     
  15. TakeChillPill

    TakeChillPill Well-Known Member

    I Blame Agent Cech for this!
     
  16. Chay

    Chay New Member

    Should just sign tarkowski
     
  17. Riou

    Riou Well-Known Member

    Thought we could have squeezed a good year or two out of him, but does look finished...still like him, and wouldn’t totally give up on him until we see him under a better manager, if we get one...the type of player who plays well when the team is playing well, but poorly when the team is poor, not great but if we get a proper system in place soon still think he could be quality.
     
  18. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    I'd rather he play DM to be honest. Would give Chambers his place.
     
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  19. Hleb's Sirush

    Hleb's Sirush Well-Known Member

    This actually highlights perfectly the shambles at the back. At no point in that clip were all our defenders in a line, not a single moment. The lack of cohesion is staggering. Everyone is doing their own thing, playing offside, chasing the ball as individuals, resulting in chaotic and unorganised attempts at defending.

    Luiz we already knew isn't an elite defender but how is it that he was an integral part of a defence that finshed 3rd last season. Or been the heart of a defence that has won multiple PL titles, both in a back 4 or 3. Sokratis similarly has been part of a good defence when at Dortmund too, though his mistakes seem more individual than system.
     
  20. pikey2000

    pikey2000 Well-Known Member

    Perhaps if we get a settled back 4 we may see some cohesion, at present he's had to play with a different LB and CB next to him and moved from a back 4 to a back 3, multiple multiple times in the first quarter of a season in a completely new team to him.....hardly surprising he's had ups and downs, i'm not saying he is elite but the manager isn't helping with the constant switching.....but that can be said for the whole squad tbh.
     

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