David Luiz Blunders As Arsenal Champions League Woes Continue.
The much awaited Premier League restarted yesterday, with football fans all gearing up to watch the star match of the day between Arsenal and Manchester City.
After 90 minutes, Arsenal’s hopes of sealing a top four finish have been dealt a massive blow following a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City at Etihad Stadium.
Following Manchester City’s two years ban from European football, it was Arsenal who had nearly everything to play for as they push to earn a slot in the Champions League.
The Gunners suffered a double injury blow with just few minutes in to the clash. Granit Xhaka was the first to bow out and had to be substituted five minutes into play after he twisted his ankle. His place was taken by Dani Ceballos who would be joined by David Luiz from the bench in the 22nd minute after Pablo Mari’s injury.
David Luiz’s introduction marked the beginning of Arsenal’s problems, with the Brazilian defender’s defensive blunder allowing Raheem Sterling to score the opener minutes before half time.
Manchester City doubled the advantage just four minutes into the second half through Kevin de Bruyne who scored from the spot after Luiz conceded a penalty.
The incident saw the former Chelsea defender red-carded having been given a yellow card earlier for fouling Riyadh Mahrez.
The home side went on to add a third through its youngster Phil Foden to claim maximum points.
The defeat now leaves Arsenal sitting in ninth with 40 points, eight off a Champions League place.