Arsenal centre-back David Luiz has accepted responsibility for his side’s 3- 0 defeat against Manchester City in their first fixture of the English Premier League restart.
The veteran defender was introduced in the first half of the match but his introduction was to be the undoing of Arteta’s men as he made a series of crucial mistakes which caused his team so dearly.
In a post-match interview, David Luiz indicated that he is to blame for his side’s trashing by Manchester City.
“It was not the team’s fail, it was my fault. The coach is amazing, all the players did amazing, it was just my fault,” Luiz told Sky Sports .
“I should have taken a different decision in the last two months. I didn’t – it was all about my contract. I don’t want to use that as an alibi or excuse, it’s just my fault and that’s it
I love to be here that is why I continue to train hard and that is why I came today. Nobody asked me to speak, it is up to me to show my face.
“I want to stay. The coach knows and wants me to stay, we are waiting for the decisions.”
However, Mikel Arteta refused to single out a particular player for blame.
“Everything went wrong from the first minute. Every possible accident that could have happened hopefully happened today,” Arteta told Sky Sports .
On Luiz, Arteta added: “He is someone that is very honest and straight forward. My opinion on David Luiz hasn’t changed. It won’t change because he had a difficult performance tonight.”