David Luiz has sent a message to Arsenal fans thanking them for their support after a “tough” loss to Liverpool at the weekend.
And the Brazilian defender, who completed an £8m move from Chelsea to Arsenal this summer, has vowed to “fight until the end” for his new club.
The 32-year-old defender had an afternoon to forget as Unai Emery’s side suffered the first loss of their Premier League campaign at Anfield.
Two goals from Mohamed Salah and another from Joel Matip was enough to seal the win for the European champions, before Lucas Torreira’s consolation for the Gunners.
And it was Luiz who was arguably to blame for both of Salah’s second-half goals.
Referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the spot in the 49th minute after Luiz tugged on Salah’s shirt and the Egyptian made no mistake from 12 yards with the resulting penalty.
Then just just nine minutes later as Luiz was comprehensively beaten by Salah on the left flank, allowing the forward to race through and score his second.
Much of the post match analysis has centred around the central defender, with him coming in for a lot of criticism.
Taking to social media after the game, Luiz owned up to his mistake and insisted he will never hide.
“Life is tough and football is tough also sometimes!!!” Luiz told his followers on Instagram following the defeat.
“But I know one thing, I will never give up!! Was always like that my life … I came here with a goal, and I will fight until the end for that!!!
“Thank u for the fans, for all the support!!! I will never hide, wining or losing!!!”
Luiz also issued a rallying cry ahead of next weekend’s north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur.
“But like I said, the team fought until the end and the team created a lot of chances to score here today,” he added.
“It could be a different game but now we are still with the six points, in three games, we’re going to play a tough game against Tottenham.
“I think you have to look forward and try to win.”
Luiz did admit he would have brought Salah down in the build up to the goal which made it 3-0 but says he didn’t want to risk a second yellow card.
“After that [penalty] he gave me a yellow so for the third goal I could not make a foul to put my team in trouble with ten men,” he told reporters.
“So I think the condition affected my game after that but like I said, the team fought until the end.”