The David Luiz stat that will alarm Arsenal fans after 2-2 draw against Watford

first_imgThe David Luiz stat that will alarm Arsenal fans after 2-2 draw against Watford Metro Sport ReporterMonday 16 Sep 2019 9:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Advertisement David Luiz brought down Roberto Pereyra with a clumsy challenge during Arsenal’s draw at Watford (Picture: Getty)Given just how poor Shkodran Mustafi’s performances were last season, Arsenal fans were happy to see the club sign a new central defender on the eve of new the campaign with David Luiz joining from Chelsea for £8m.Mustafi had been at fault for all three goals during a 3-2 defeat at Crystal Palace in April and that shambolic display was the point at which the majority of Arsenal supporters lost faith entirely with the World Cup-winning defender.Luiz has effectively replaced Mustafi in Unai Emery’s team, starting the club’s last four Premier League matches alongside Sokratis Papastathopolous, although it would be fair to say that the Brazilian has had an indifferent start to his Arsenal career.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Gunners are yet to keep a clean sheet with Luiz in the side and have let in eight goals in total since he was partnered with Sokratis, including two against Watford during the entertaining 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT David Luiz has conceded two penalties already during his time at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Sokratis was badly at fault for the first, sloppily gifting possession to Tom Cleverley to score from an Arsenal goal kick, before Luiz made an error for the second, clumsily bringing down Roberto Pereyra for a penalty.Pereyra dusted himself down and dispatched the spot-kick to level the scoreline and the incident meant that Luiz has now conceded two penalties in his opening four Arsenal matches, having also done so against Liverpool.That record looks even worse when you consider that he only conceded three penalties in 160 Premier League games for his former club Chelsea, a statistic that will no doubt alarm Arsenal supporters.David Luiz:3 penalties conceded in 160 PL games for Chelsea2 penalties conceded in 4 PL games for Arsenal Laurel, meet Hardy.— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) September 15, 2019center_img Advertisement Comment Although Arsenal look formidable in attack with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helping himself to a double at Vicarage Road, their defensive vulnerabilities certainly remain and Emery has a job on his hands to tighten things up.It would certainly help his cause if Luiz could stop conceding penalties at a rate of one every two games…More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img

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