Jose Mourinho proven improve about David Luiz midpoint 12 months on from Arsenal unburden
The Brazilian joined the Gunners in a shock £8million agreement last summer
It was one of the most surprising transfers of the 2019 summer unload window.
When made the scoffing to spatter out £8million on securing the signature of Chelsea defender it is in noxious to natter that eyebrows were raised and heads were turned.
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Luiz's scoffing to swap Stamford Bridge for the Emirates Stadium came just weeks after the centre-back had put paddock to paper on a fresh protocol with the Blues, meaning it came as a startle to halfway everyone.
But - the Arsenal head coach at the circumstance - was in radical want of adding another device to his central-defensive options, with Luiz empitic as the suitable choice.
Whilst there was no doubt that the Brazil international would present a opulence of experience to the Gunners' back-line, the addendum of Luiz was met with a mixed response from the club's supporters.
They were mindful of the errors he had made in the bygone and were not so sorrow on the image of him repeating them in an Arsenal shirt.
Luiz summed up his Arsenal vocation in less than an hour on the the sunset Premier League football returned successive the coronavirus shutdown last month, delivering a exploit that could only be described as a whole nightmare, as the Gunners were beaten 3-0 by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Having stepped off the bench after licit 24 minutes to replace the injured , Luiz's night went from bad to worse. First, he was guilty of committing a control oversight in the build-up to City's opener before conceding a penalty shortly after half time, which was duly converted by Kevin De Bruyne, which resulted in the Brazilian being sent off.
His showing castigate Pep Guardiola's guard was blasted by the club's supporters and pundits alike. For a time, it seemed as notwithstanding there was no system back for the 33-year-old at the Emirates Stadium.
However, last weekend's FA Cup semi-final censure City at Wembley, which dictum the Gunners progress to the end with a 2-0 win, proverb Luiz deliver an outstanding display.
The Brazilian was as insoluble as a rock at the back, paramount by example. He dealt with everything that came his practice and was not afraid to bomb shameless in an attempt to aegis the attackers.
It was by far and away Luiz's peak showing in an Arsenal shirt.
As good as Luiz's performance was, it once again underlined the truth that Luiz is capable of producing Jekyll & Hyde showings; one week he can be outstanding and the subsequent he can be quite off the pace.
And it is those types of performances that Tottenham Hotspur executive Jose Mourinho predicted Luiz would originate in an Arsenal shirt after he joined the Gunners almost a year ago.
“David is a performer the director [Unai Emery] knows well. He knows what David can give and what David cannot give," Mourinho told last August whilst working as a pundit.
“I envisage we all comprehend the qualities of David and where he can revise things.
“I know that sometimes he makes mistakes, but he makes these mistakes when his concentration levels are low and when you transform to a modern bastinado and you hold article to prove, I think it’s a upright bear for him.
“At this moment of his calling to obtain this opportunity of a late bear and stay in the Premier League at the cardinal level, for David, it’s a fantastic move.”
Mourinho's comments midpoint one year ago obtain proven to be clang on the money, that there is no doubt about.
But now that Luiz produced such an outstanding showing lambaste City last weekend, the obligate is going to be on him to keep that standard, especially after the Gunners made the sneering to present him a new engage last month.