‘The circus is well and truly back’: David Luiz’s howler is ridiculed after Arsenal lose to Brentford a week out from the Premier League restart… with fans fearing the worst ahead of Manchester City trip
- Arsenal were defeated 3-2 by Brentford in a friendly on Wednesday at Emirates
- A clumsy mistake from Arsenal’s David Luiz attracted most of the headlines
- Luiz tried to dribble his way past Brentford players before giving the ball away
- Brentford would eventually score following Luiz’s mistake during the friendly
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While Arsenal lost 3-2 to Brentford in a mid-season friendly ahead of the Premier League’s restart, it was seemingly David Luiz’s mistake that attracted most of the attention.
The Gunners restart their 2019-20 campaign away at Manchester City next Wednesday after the season was suspended at the beginning of March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But they suffered a setback just a week before it all kicks off again after losing against Championship outfit Brentford in a friendly at the Emirates Stadium.
David Luiz was at the centre of the headlines as Arsenal lost 3-2 to Brentford in a friendly
This Arsenal supporter slammed the former Chelsea defender, labelling him a ‘clown’
‘The circus is well and truly back,’ another Arsenal fan wrote on Twitter on Wednesday
One moment in particular left Arsenal fans hugely frustrated while opposition supporters ridiculed the mistake.
With the score at 1-0 to Arsenal, Luiz decided to try and trick his way out of his own half by flicking the ball over an opponent.
But his luck ran out after he was dispossessed of the ball, before the visitors immediately went on to equalise through Tariqe Fosu, who worked some space in the box before smashing home high into the net.
And following the costly howler from the centre back, fans inevitably flocked to social media to mock the Brazilian.
One social media user wrote: ‘David Luiz! Shrewd bit of business that was! Apron FC are nothing at the back!’
‘David Luiz is looking lively ahead of the Premier League restart’, another Twitter user wrote on Wednesday afternoon.
‘Conceding a goal because David Luiz is doing flicks in his own half trying to beat two defenders, Sokratis rushing in and ending up on the floor. The circus is well and truly back’, one Arsenal fan wrote.
A rival fan taunted: ‘Arsenal gonna get relegated’, while another slammed: ‘David Luiz doing what he is known for. Attacking & taking useless risks instead of defending. Nothing new sadly. Ridiculous. He’ll never learn.’
Football fans continued to take to social media to react to the gaffe, with another joking: ‘Man thinks he is Ronaldinho’.
But while Luiz came in for most of the ridicule, many football fans took the opportunity to laugh at Arsenal’s loss ahead of the restart. Some of the club’s supporters appear to be dreading facing City away in less than a week.
After Arsenal tweeted out the match report, one fan wrote: ‘Please delete this. I’m trying to mentally prepare for Man City 9-1 Arsenal and this does not help.’
Some Arsenal supporters are now fearing the worst ahead of their trip to Manchester City
Another Arsenal supporter said: ‘Full time: Arsenal 2-3 Brentford… be afraid, Man City.’
‘Delete this asap. We don’t need to remind the whole world we’re awful,’ another fan added.
Arsenal fans will be desperate for a major upturn in performance when their team restarts their season on June 17 at the Etihad.
The Gunners had shown signs of improvement under Mikel Arteta following a torrid time in the Premier League, but a fourth season without Champions League football awaits unless the Spaniard can work his magic.
Arsenal currently languish in ninth position, eight points behind Chelsea with a match in hand, which is against Pep Guardiola’s City.
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