Arsenal legend Alan Smith backs David Luiz to unlock Gunners attacking potential - football

Arsenal legend Alan Smith backs David Luiz to unlock Gunners attacking potential



Luiz is a defender who is known for his range of attacking passes (Picture: Getty)
Arsenal signed David Luiz to strengthen their defence but Gunners legend Alan Smith reckons the Brazilian will be the man to turbo-charge their new-look attack.
Unai Emery’s outfit added some much-needed experience to their back-line when they signed Luiz for just 8million from rivals Chelsea.
The 32-year-old was part of a busy summer of signings for Arsenal who spent more than 130m, including 72m on Ivorian winger Nicolas Pepe to break their club-record transfer fee.
‘When Pepe signed, you did think that?s well and good but we do need a centre half,’ Smith told The Athletic.
More: TVStrictly?s Catherine Tyldesley suffers injury after getting Deep Heat on private partsJennifer Aniston was almost written out of Friends and thank goodness it didn't happenVegetarian GCSE student gets lowest pass grade after criticising halal butchers ‘Luiz coming in has eased some of those concerns as well as being a great exponent of the diagonal pass.
‘When you have such quick targets to chase after these balls it?s a good way of getting from back to front. It is nice to have that mixture.
‘There is that sense for opponents that if you press and squeeze Arsenal in midfield you can stop them building up, so that?s a nice weapon in the armoury to have.’
Arsenal are desperate to break into the top four once again as they begin a third consecutive season without Ch...
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