Paul Merson tells Unai Emery to appoint ‘serial winner’ David Luiz as Arsenal’s captain

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang captained Arsenal during the latter stages of Sunday’s win against Aston Villa (Picture: Getty)‘The worrying thing for me is I heard the manager say he’s going to have five captains, which tells me he has no idea what his team is,’ Merson told The Debate show on Sky Sports.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Unai Emery’s been there a year-and-a-half, he’s got to have five captains because he doesn’t have a clue what his best team is. He hasn’t got a clue. The good teams are the ones who play virtually the same team every week, but with Arsenal you don’t know who it’ll be from week to week.‘David Luiz has got to be captain, he’s a serial winner. People have a go at him because one week he’ll be a 2/10 and the next a 9/10, but he’s going to play every week.’Luiz only joined Arsenal from Chelsea in an £8m deal on transfer deadline day in August but he has quickly established himself in Emery’s plans, starting five Premier League games out of six.Nevertheless, Luiz hasn’t been in the best of form for his new club as he has already conceded two penalties and was at fault for a Mohamed Salah strike during the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool.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 CityXhaka has been Arsenal’s regular captain this season but he was booed by his own supporters after being substituted against Aston Villa on Sunday with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang taking on the armband after he had made way.Aubameyang certainly made a captain’s contribution, scoring a fantastic free-kick five minutes from time to ensure that Arsenal turned around a 2-1 deficit to win 3-2 at the Emirates.On Aubameyang’s merits, Merson said: ‘I’m not the greatest lover of a forward being the captain, but [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang’s another one. Those front three should pick themselves straight away and you go from there – they’ll play every week, if they’re fit.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 24 Sep 2019 10:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link908Shares Paul Merson tells Unai Emery to appoint ‘serial winner’ David Luiz as Arsenal’s captain David Luiz has started five of Arsenal’s six Premier League matches this season (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson believes that Unai Emery should name David Luiz as Arsenal’s captain because of his pedigree for winning major trophies throughout his career.The 32-year-old has won 17 major trophies in 13 years as a professional for Benfica, PSG, Chelsea and Brazil, including the Premier League and Champions League.Emery has vowed to name five senior captains again this season but it is unclear who will make up the leadership group other than Granit Xhaka who has worn the armband this season.Merson has questioned Emery’s logic in naming five captains and thinks that Luiz warrants selection as he will be a regular starter for Arsenal this season.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisementlast_img

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