Carragher names Arsenal player who is ‘nowhere near good enough’ and rates Luiz signing
Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher has spoken about David Luiz’s move to the Emirates stadium, and given his opinion as well on another player whom he believes is not good enough to play for the club.
Unai Emery watched his side struggle to defend last season as they finished the campaign, having conceded a considerably high amount of goals.
Arsenal’s failure to stop the opposition from scoring is certainly what saw the team lose out in the race to finish in the top four of the Premier League.
Emery’s response over the summer transfer window was to secure the services of David Luiz from Chelsea, as he looked to add more quality to his defensive unit, especially after the unexpected exit of Laurent Koscielny.
“I’m not a massive fan of David Luiz. People probably know that over the last few years,” Carragher said – via Metro
“I think at times he’s better than what people talk about. Let’s not forget he played in the middle of a back three that went on to win the title under Antonio Conte. He was very disciplined there and I think it helped him there, being in a back three.
“But I can totally understand it from an Arsenal perspective. They’ve lost Koscielny who is the experienced man and I’m so disappointed in Koscielny because you looked at him and thought, “He’s a good lad, him.
“He [Koscielny] was a good player, probably coming to the end but don’t leave like that… you’ve put a good solid stint in there at a top club. ‘I just think they’ve lost the experienced one and brought another experienced one in, it’s not cost them much difference in money. ‘Mustafi is nowhere near good enough for that club but there’s other young players there.”