Worse than Willian: Arsenal star who misplaced 100% of his duels should now be axed by Arteta – opinion
Arsenal’s woes continued this night after they slumped to an eighth defeat within the Premier League.
The Gunners had been crushed 2-1 by Everton at Goodison Park as stress continues to mount on under-fire boss Mikel Arteta.
They fell behind to an early Rob Holding personal aim because the visiting centre-back, and skipper for the night time, had the ball bounce off him from a Dominic Calvert-Lewin flick-on.
Nicolas Pepe responded simply after the half-hour mark with a strike from the penalty spot, however Yerry Mina nabbed the winner on the stroke of half-time, defeating the diminutive Ivorian winger to a header from a nook.
Is David Luiz completed at Arsenal?
As soon as once more, lots of Arsenal’s largest stars underperformed on the night time – journalist Charles Watts at soccer.london accused Willian of ‘merely not making an attempt’ in the course of the break, however there was maybe an much more nameless participant within the form of David Luiz.
He’s arguably essentially the most skilled participant on this Gunners’ XI and he badly let his supervisor down. You could possibly inform from his physique language that he simply wasn’t bothered on his return to the aspect.
Calvert-Lewin left him for lifeless to virtually rating the opener, so the fault should lie with him moderately than Holding.
Per SofaScore, the 33-year-old veteran didn’t win a single duel within the 90 minutes he was on the pitch. Luiz additionally misplaced possession eight instances and made solely 25% of eight lengthy balls.
The truth that he was a mere passenger was summed up by his failure to report a single interception or sort out from 93 touches of the ball. In actuality, the Brazilian was solely there to go out from the again.
Luiz was graded a 4 out of ten by soccer.london of their post-match rankings. They wrote:
“The Brazilian merely had no thought the place Dominic Calvert-Lewin was for the opening aim and maybe might have carried out extra to go to the ball for the second.
“He’s within the workforce, nevertheless, for his passing means and given how a lot possession Arsenal had within the second interval you’d have hoped David Luiz might do extra.”
The £100k-per-week star have to be doing a lot extra to justify such extortionate wages in north London. Arteta must axe him forward of Gabriel’s return.
AND in different information, KSE can land the Gunners an enormous BARGAIN in January with swoop for “revelation”…
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