On June 17, as David Luiz trudged back to the dressing room at Etihad Stadium, many thought it was the last time we were going to see the defender in an Arsenal shirt. He had just been sent off, putting a terrible showing to an end for the international Brazilian. In reality, Luiz had begun the game on the bench, but an injury to Pablo Mari saw him added in the middle of the first half.
In the wake of reports saying he may be on his way out of Arsenal, Luiz’s dreadful cameo was all played out, with the club having elected not to take up a clause in his deal to prolong his stay for another year. Listen, I don’t want to rip into him. All has been said before,’ Sky Sports analyst and former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher said. “I can no longer get angry. I feel a little sad, really, because it’s probably the last time we’re going to see David Luiz in Premier League.