Unai Emery told ‘better defender’ wanted at Arsenal as Luiz shouldnt have been signed


Arsenal have been told that they should have signed a better defender than David Luiz in the summer transfer window.

Unia Emery was linked with some of the games biggest players over the summer and it looked like Gunners fans were all set to see a world class defender come in and help shore up that dodgy back line that the club currently has.

But despite all the rumours, despite all the speculation and despite all the money that the club has, Emery shock many in the media by landing David Luiz from Chelsea in a deal that would only cost the club £8 million.

However, the Brazilians arrival has only made the Gunners back-line worse and he has already contributed towards some of Arsenal’s poor defensive showings this season, with his other performances looking nothing more than a player that is not capable of playing at the top level any longer.

And former Spurs star Tim Sherwood reckons the Arsenal defence hasn’t gotten any better following the arrival of Luiz and he feels that former Chelsea defender Gary Cahill would have done a much better job than the Brazilian.

“Defending is an art as well,” SHERWOOD SAID

“I always felt at the beginning of the season when I looked at Lacazette, Aubameyang, Ozil, Saka who they brought in, they brought [Nicolas] Pepe in, that they might have enough firepower.

“But unfortunately you can’t score four goals to win every football match, especially when you defend like that. Their problem was obvious to everybody. Not only the people who go to the Emirates, the people who watch Premier League football know that Arsenal cannot defend.

“It wasn’t a hard job to go and find better defenders than what they already had. An easy job, just go out and do it. Try and patch it up, find something.

“Gary Cahill, he was an obvious choice. We’re talking about someone who’s a Premier League winner, a leader-type character, and they end up going and getting David Luiz.

“Now, I agree, good value [for] David Luiz, but go and find someone better.

“They needed to do that, they haven’t done it. The recruitment’s terrible, and at the moment they’re getting results that they deserve.

“Wolves deserved that point – they deserved more, actually.”

Look Arsenal were linked with so many players during the summer window and it was a shame that he never managed to secure a big-named signing that would come in and seriously help get the defensive issues sorted out at Arsenal.

So even though there are Luiz fans out there, Arsenal could have signed a better player.


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