David Luiz has now given away SIX penalties and had THREE red cards since joining Arsenal just 18 months ago… as defender’s dismissal sees Gunners throw away lead against Wolves
- David Luiz gave away a penalty and was sent off for Arsenal against Wolves
- It is his third Arsenal dismissal since joining and his sixth penalty concession
- Martin Keown said Luiz has ‘only got himself to blame’ after yet another error
David Luiz’s Arsenal career reached another low in their 2-1 defeat against Wolves after the defender gave away his sixth penalty and received his third red card since joining the club.
In the dying moments of an impressive first half for Arsenal at Molineux, the Brazilian was penalised for making slight contact with Wolves’ Willian Jose, denying a clear goalscoring opportunity.
Ruben Neves duly dispatched to cancel out Nicholas Pepe’s fine opener before Arsenal then went behind shortly after the break through Joao Moutinho’s stunner, eventually going on to lose.
David Luiz suffered another Arsenal embarrassment as he was sent off and gave away penalty
The Brazilian was given his marching orders for denying a goalscoring opportunity vs Wolves
Opta pointed out Luiz’s unwanted record since joining the club from Chelsea in summer 2019
The 33-year-old is sadly no stranger to a red card or a penalty concession, suffering the third and sixth respectively since joining Arsenal from Chelsea in the summer of 2019, the most of any player since then.
Luiz made his feelings about Craig Pawson’s decision to dismiss him clear after the game on his Instagram, posting a blank screen on his story with the words ‘UNBELIEVABLE’ followed by several angry-faced emojis.
Arsenal legend Martin Keown blasted Luiz, saying he must learn his lessons after yet another error.
Keown said during the BT Sport’s match commentary: ‘If you don’t make any attempt to play the ball then you’ve only got yourself to blame.
Luiz angrily took to Instagram to make his feelings about the controversial dismissal clear
It is the sixth time he has given a penalty and the third time he has been sent off for Arsenal
Martin Keown blasted Luiz for not learning his lessons after yet another error for the Gunners
‘David Luiz has done this on more than one occasion I think he’s been sent off 3 other times for the exact same thing. You’ve got to learn.’
To make matters worse, they then went down to nine men after goalkeeper Bernd Leno was given his marching orders for a deliberate handball.
While there was controversy around the decision to send Luiz off for the foul rather than a yellow card, there is no hiding from his unwanted record.
‘Ridiculous red card. But that doesn’t take away the fact that Luiz is a disaster waiting to happen’, said @samer_21, while @imacalmguy joked: ‘I love David Luiz’s selflessness and how willing he is to help other teams.
Fans of Chelsea, Luiz’s former club, took joy in their London rivals suffering, with @CFCMod_ writing ‘David Luiz fulfilling his Chelsea agent duties’.