David Luiz’s hopes of incomes a brand new contract at Arsenal took successful within the defeat to Manchester Metropolis.
The defender solely performed 25 minutes of his membership’s first match of the Premier League, however sadly for the Gunners trustworthy, Metropolis benefited from his contributions much more as they recorded a simple 3-Zero win.
Luiz introduced down Riyad Mahrez to present Metropolis a second purpose having seen the ball bounce off him and into the trail of Raheem Sterling for the primary[/caption]
The Brazilian entered the fray on 24 minutes when compatriot Pablo Mari suffered an harm, with Arsenal drawing on the Etihad at that time.
Nonetheless, Mikel Arteta’s facet discovered themselves a purpose down at half time when Raheem Sterling smashed in a ball that by some means went straight by means of Luiz.
However issues received a lot worse for Luiz at first of the second half. He gave away a penalty after Riyad Mahrez managed to get purpose facet of him and so as to add insult to harm, referee Anthony Taylor despatched him off.
Kevin De Bruyne caught the ensuing spot-kick away to place Arsenal 2-Zero down and with little hope of salvaging something on the Etihad Stadium.
Commenting on the incident which led to Luiz’s dismissal, Sky Sports activities pundit Gary Neville – by no means shy of an opinion – merely mentioned: “I’ve no phrases.”
In the meantime, lifelong Arsenal fan Piers Morgan sarcastically thanked the referee for eradicating Luiz from the match.
That is the fourth penalty Luiz has given away since becoming a member of Arsenal final summer time and his future on the membership seems to be very unsure.
His contract is about to run out on the finish of the season and Arsenal might let him go in a bid to chop prices on the membership amid the financial results of the coronavirus disaster.
Nonetheless, Luiz’s agent just lately advised talkSPORT the participant desires to increase his keep on the Emirates Stadium.
“He has very a lot loved his time there, particularly since Mikel has arrived. It seems to be like they’ve a really clear plan on how they need to take the membership to the subsequent degree,” Kia Joorabchian mentioned.
On the potential of him staying he mentioned: “What’s occurred is that David had a contract with Arsenal and in the course of the pandemic there was no discussions about contracts, renewals or something.
“We haven’t mentioned that contract and we all the time agreed that a very powerful factor for the time being is to get soccer again and ending the present season, that could be a essential step to stake as step one.
“David signed a one-year contract with the choice to increase and sadly the choice to increase occurred proper in the course of the pandemic.”
However this pink card will see Luiz miss no less than one match so he’ll have much less time to show himself at a membership that has nonetheless not determined whether or not to maintain him on or not.