David Luiz, in perhaps a dig at Brighton’s Neal Mapuay, spoke of Arsenal’s ‘humility’ following their FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City on Saturday at Wembley.
There are many things Arsenal have been accused off over the years, even a lack of humility previously when they had every right to be arrogant.
Of course, that was a long time ago now, so when Maupay accused Matteo Guendouzi and Arsenal of needing humility we all went ‘huh?’ Arrogance is the last thing any of us have felt about this Arsenal side for a long time.
“We did it [against City] because we were humble and we understood the way we have to play;’ said David Luiz after the game to the press. “We have to be mature and understand the level we are at and where we are in the process.
“It’s a good process. We have an amazing coach and he wants to bring us the best football but it’s not zero to 100. We have to improve but the spirit was great and I am happy for the team.
“I was working hard every single day after my mistake [against City in June]. I took the blame. I was mature enough to understand that and also humble enough to work more for the team.”
Against City, Luiz was indeed excellent and was even picked as MotM on Whoscored with an 8.3.
His 7.8 on Fotmob also detailed him playing 20 accurate passes from 29, 10 of which were long balls, creating one chance, playing one key pass, making 11 clearances, winning six duels and four aerials along with four interceptions and two recoveries.