Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta praises David Luiz for responding to his demands

first_imgArsenal boss Mikel Arteta praises David Luiz for responding to his demands Luiz joined Arsenal last summer (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has revealed he told David Luiz he had to ‘step up’ after arriving at Arsenal as their new head coach.Former Chelsea star Luiz has faced steady criticism at the Emirates since joining last summer and was dropped by interim boss Freddie Ljungberg.Arteta restored Luiz to the starting line-up when he took over and opened up on how the rejuvenated Brazilian reacted to his orders.‘Yes, that’s what I wanted to demand of him,’ Arteta said about Luiz being a mentor for young players.ADVERTISEMENT Skip Coral BarrySaturday 11 Jan 2020 8:29 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Top articles Crystal Palace v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta preview press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:03FullscreenCrystal Palace v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta preview press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘He is a player that has won more trophies than anybody else in that dressing room.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We have to use that in a very powerful way. I wanted him to step up, I wanted him to put all his qualities, his personality and his experience, towards the team and he made a big step forward.‘I am very, very pleased with him. Is he becoming more consistent?More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I hope so. In the games he has played under me so far, he has been terrific.‘His attitude in training, the way he communicates with his team-mates, his desire to still learn, it’s superb. I am delighted with him.’Arsenal play Crystal Palace on Saturday aiming to secure successive league wins for just the second time this season.Arteta wants to push Arsenal up the Premier League table, with the Gunners currently languishing in tenth place and nine points off the final Champions League spot.MORE: Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd & LiverpoolMORE: Edu poaches Manchester United scout Sandro Orlandelli for Arsenal Advertisement SPONSORED Read More Video Settings Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read Morecenter_img by Metro Read More 1 min. story Read More Full Screen Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling About Connatix V67539 / Coming Next Skip Ad PLAY Advertisement Commentlast_img

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