Carragher explains why Arsenal could miss Luiz next season

Date published: Thursday 28th May 2020 11:49

Jamie Carragher Chelsea

Jamie Carragher thinks Arsenal defender David Luiz possesses “some great qualities” that critics sometimes overlook.

A report on Wednesday claimed that Luiz only signed a deal for an initial 12 months and not the two years reported at the time of his £8m move from Chelsea last summer.

Sky Sports added that the Brazilian will leave Arsenal this summer with Luiz ‘out of contract next month and no negotiations over a new deal planned.’

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On Luiz’s time in the Premier League, Carragher told Sky Sports: “It’s been entertaining. I think that’s the first thing you’d say, maybe that’s not something you’d not want to be described as as a defender. Hes not going to change when he went to Arsenal, no manager is going to change David Luiz.

“He’s had success through his career, he went for big money, he’s got some great qualities.

“I think of him at his best in being in the middle of a back three with [Antonio] Conte in the year they won the title, I think that was the best position for him, I think Conte got the best out of him, we saw the real big strengths of David Luiz.

“We know about him technically, but he is a leader in some senses as well, he’s got a huge frame, he’s a real physical presence as well.

“I think actually being in the middle of that back three with real defenders either side of him, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta, I think really saw the best of him. That’s how I certainly remember him.”


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