David Luiz insists Arsenal will ‘fight for the Premier League’ despite 3-1 defeat at Liverpool


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David Luiz has vowed to achieve his goal of winning the Premier League with Arsenal despite losing 3-1 at Liverpool on Saturday.

Joel Matip’s first league goal in 11 months was followed by a brace from Mohamed Salah as the Champions League holders went top of the table.

Luiz acknowledges the travelling Arsenal supporters

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Luiz acknowledges the travelling Arsenal supporters

Luiz arrived at Arsenal from Chelsea and it was hoped he his experience would shore up the problematic Gunners defence.

Instead, his performance at Anfield was strewn with errors, including a shirt pull on Salah which allowed the latter to score a penalty and for the third, he was outpaced by the Egyptian, who finished well.

“I came here with the ambition to fight for the Premier League title, I want to fight for other competitions also,” he said.

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“It was like that at the other clubs I have been at but it was not always easy, there were difficult moments.

“I am going to try to do my best every single day and try to help everyone to believe in this because I think this club can believe a lot because it has a lot of potential.

“Every week you have to think to get points and then you arrive in March or April and then you are there and then small details make the difference. So we will do that.”

Luiz speaks with Salah after the game

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Luiz speaks with Salah after the game

The Brazilian also questioned whether the decision to award a spot-kick to Liverpool was the right call, despite blatantly impeding Salah.

“It was a reflex. I didn’t use any power – I ask Mo (Salah) and he said he didn’t feel anything, that’s why he didn’t go down to the floor,” Luiz told Sky Sports.

“But now we have VAR, you can’t see the power and it’s difficult for the referees. He saw the shirt being pulled, I can’t complain, it is difficult for them.

“If you play with an extra large shirt it could be a penalty every time. It’s interpretation. If you pull someone with power and you change their trail to the ball it’s different. It was just a reflex.

“He gave me a yellow card and I couldn’t make a foul on Salah for the third goal and put my team in trouble. My game was more difficult after that.”


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