Luiz takes the blame

David Luiz has accepted responsibility for Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat at Man City on Wednesday evening.

The former Chelsea defender had a terrible game. He was left on the bench initially amid confusion surrounding his contract status, then came on in the 24th minute to replace the injured Pablo Mari and was at fault for Raheem Sterling’s opening goal. He then broughto Riyad Mahrez down in the box to give away a penalty and was subsequently sent off.

The suspension will mean he has almost certainly played his final game for the Gunners.

“It’s my fault,” he admitted. “The team did well, especially with 10 men. The coach is amazing, all the players are amazing, it was my fault.

“I want to be here. The coach knows. He wants me to stay.”