David Luiz Reaches Agreement to Join Flamengo

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Brazilian centre-back David Luiz is reportedly on the verge of a return to his homeland to play for Flamengo, having left Arsenal at the end of last season. According to Fabrizio Romano, the former Chelsea defender has a verbal agreement in place with the Brazilian club, and will sign a contract that will run until […] READ MORE


David Luiz to Leave Arsenal

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David Luiz will reportedly leave Arsenal at the end of the season, per Sami Mokbel of Mail Online and David Ornstein of The Athletic. Luiz has told the club of his decision to leave the Emirates over the last 24 hours. The Brazil defender has been an important component of the Arsenal defence since his […] READ MORE


Returning Players: David Luiz

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Welcome to Last Word on Football’s ‘Returning Players’ series. In this edition, we take a look at David Luiz. Luiz turned out for Chelsea for four years from 2011 and made a return to the club in 2016. Returning Players – David Luiz First Spell at Chelsea David Luiz first joined Chelsea from Portuguese club […] READ MORE



Arsenal Injury News Ahead of Slavia Prague Clash

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According to Joe Doyle and George Smith of Football.London, the latest Arsenal injury news is a lot more positive than in recent weeks. Arsenal will be striving to secure a place in the Europa League semi-finals in Thursday’s night second-leg clash with Slavia Prague. The Gunners travel to Czech Republic’s capital after a 1-1 draw at the Emirates, so it […] READ MORE


Arsenal Defender David Luiz to Be Offered New Contract

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Arsenal are set to offer 33-year-old defender David Luiz a contract extension, according to Miguel Delaney of The Independent. David Luiz to Be Offered New Contract at Arsenal Key Player for Mikel Arteta David Luiz has been a key player for Mikel Arteta at Arsenal this season despite a turbulent first full campaign for the […] READ MORE


David Luiz: A Centre-Half of Two Halves

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Even by David Luiz’s own lofty – or should that be laughable? – standards, his red card for Arsenal against Wolverhampton Wanderers this week was particularly disastrous. While apparently trying to get out of the way of his fellow Brazilian, Willian José, Luiz brought the striker down, gave away a penalty and received a red […] READ MORE


David Luiz Appeal Rejection Leads to Fan Outcry for Better Standard of Refereeing

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Arsenal’s appeal to have the red card given to David Luiz rescinded was rejected, leading to fan outcry for better refereeing throughout the Premier League. Fans from several clubs have taken to social media to voice their dissatisfaction. The Brazilian defender was sent off after a coming together with Wolverhampton Wanderers‘ Willian Jose, even though […] READ MORE


Trial of Concussion Substitutions Approved by IFAB

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IFAB has officially approved the trialling of concussion substitutions from January. Clubs will now be able to temporarily replace a player with a head injury, even if they have made their allotted substitutions.  The news comes just weeks after Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Raul Jimenez suffered a fractured skull after clashing heads with David Luiz against […] READ MORE