David Luiz wants and thinks Arsenal can fight for the title this season but I think he’s a little bit off his rocker.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: David Luiz of Arsenal battles for possession with Wesley of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: David Luiz of Arsenal battles for possession with Wesley of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Arsenal sit in third place in the Premier League but it’s hard to look at this side of Unai Emery’s when they actually play and think they aren’t sitting well above their realistic station.

With Liverpool some nine points above Arsenal and playing football that’s from another planet, it would seem like only a fool would predict that Arsenal could fight for the title with any real possibility of winning it.

Step forward David Luiz.

When I first read the headline on Metro about this interview, I thought they must surely be twisting his comments but, nope, here he is, saying the words from his own mouth…

“For me, if you start something, and we’ve just started the Premier League and all of the competitions, if you don’t think you can win the competition then you won’t start anything in your life,” Luiz told NBC Sports.

“I want to win titles with Arsenal. I want to improve and adapt myself for the style of Arsenal, as a club and how the manager wants us to play. I think we can do that together.

“My vision, my ambition and my will is always to fight for the title and between the club, the players and the coach, we have the possibility to fight for the title. I think this club deserves to shine again.

“I think we’ve started really well and we just lost one game in the Premier League,’ Luiz added. “I think the team is improving and now we are in third in the table but we want to finish this season fighting for the title.”

Yeah…ok.

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