For their “joke” decision to honor David Luiz a new agreement, Emmanuel Petit has hit out at Arsenal’s board.
It was verified by Arsenal on Wednesday morning that the Brazilian center-back will remain for another 12 months at the Emirates Stadium.
especially after the 3-0 loss to Manchester City last week when he was at fault for two goals before being sent off, The news appears on the back of some questionable displays from Luiz.
Petit, who gained the Premier League and FA Cup at Arsenal playing under Arsene Wenger, feels the opinion indicates the guidance his former club is heading.
He told Paddy Power, “David Luiz hasn’t been a proper footballer for about three years. But I’m not surprised that he has been given a new contract at Arsenal because I’ve been very disappointed in relation to the club’s activity in the transfer market, “
“I’ve been particularly upset in relation to the defenders. We all know one of Arsenal’s major weaknesses is their defense and nothing has changed. This makes me miss Arsene Wenger.”
“If I was David Luiz, of course, I would sign a new deal and I would also say a prayer of thanks to the Arsenal directors every time I wake up. Even when he last won the Premier League with Chelsea, he’s not the same player anymore. This guy has lost something.”
“To be honest, it’s a joke. Find some proper defenders. Are you telling me there are no young talented defenders on the market? I just don’t get it.”
Pablo Mari, Cedric Soares, and Dani Ceballos also accepted contract extensions of altering lengths for Arsenal, who are back in Premier League action with a tour to Southampton on Thursday night.