Arsenal boss Unai Emery has heaped praise on defender David Luiz following the club’s slender 1-0 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Brazil international joined the Gunners from Chelsea on deadline day in August and he has since featured in every league game for the north London side barring the season opener.
Against Bournemouth, the centre-back made an early difference by scoring his maiden goal with a header and that eventually helped the Gunners register maximum points on the day.
Following the game, Emery was asked whether Luiz is a popular figure in the dressing room and he replied in the affirmative while saying: “Yes, because he’s very positive.”
“Every time he’s speaking about positive things and helping young players. He came late into the squad but really, his commitment is very high with us, and his behaviour is too. Everybody is happy with that.”
The Gunners kept only their second Premier League clean sheet on Sunday and they had to work hard for the result with both Calum Chambers and Matteo Guendouzi coming up with key interventions at the back.
Unai Emery‘s side go into the international break with 15 points on the board and they are currently occupying the third position. They are scheduled to face Sheffield United on the road in a fortnight’s time.