Arsenal fans agree? after Mourinho makes stunning Gunners claim after summer arrival
Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that David Luiz will actually perform much better at Arsenal then he managed at Chelsea.
Luiz shocked the world on transfer deadline day when he made the move across London to sign for Arsenal after it emerged that Unai Emery made a last-ditched attempt to prise him away from Stamford Bridge, despite the fact that he has only recently signed a new contract with the Blues.
But despite the critics that Luiz and Arsenal have both run into since the shock transfer deal, Mourinho believes a change of clubs will focus the 32-year-old’s mind and reckons it will turn out to be a good move for him and Arsenal.
“David is a player [Unai Emery, his former Paris Saint-Germain manager] knows well,” Mourinho recently said on Sky Sports.
“He knows what David can give and what David cannot give.
“I think we all know the good qualities of David and where he can improve teams.
“And I think we all know, probably I know a little bit better because I’ve coached him, that sometimes he makes mistakes, but he makes these mistakes especially when his concentration levels are low.
“And when you change to a new club and you have something to prove, I think it’s a good move for him.
“At this moment of his career to get this opportunity of a late move and stay in the Premier League at the highest level, for David, it’s a fantastic move.’
Luiz on his day, can be world class and one of the most excitingly gifted defenders to watch, there is no doubt about that. But he takes too many risks at times that eventually cost his club points, which he simply cannot do at the Emirates.
Time will only tell whether or not he was a good buy from Emery, but unless he stops the inconsistent performances that he put in over his career, he will not help the Gunners back-line in their chase to try and get back playing Champions League football next season.
Do Gunners fans believe he will be a better player at Arsenal then he was at Chelsea?
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