Arsenal only signed David Luiz from Chelsea on Thursday, but with the club’s defensive problems, quite a few Gunners supporters would like manager Unai Emery to start the Brazilian against Newcastle this afternoon.
The 32-year-old has barely had time to meet his new teammates after his transfer was confirmed just a few days ago but fans on Twitter believe it would be the right call to start him at St James’ Park:
Surely he needs to be in the team
— Shoyeb (@Dr__Shoyeb) 10 August 2019
Yes. This whole easing players in is utter nonsense.
— Perfect Pepe (@perfectPepe) 10 August 2019
Use everybody we bought or loaned. Start with high gear @Arsenal
— mutiga samuel (@MutigaS) 10 August 2019
Start him everyday
— Oma (@deboma69) 10 August 2019
Yeah, pair him with sokratis
— Emerald green (@Emmy0912) 10 August 2019
Yes I would start him over Mustafi
— justice chimezie (@justicechimez10) 10 August 2019
yeah,,,we have to give our best from the start
— petty bety (@betymarena) 10 August 2019
Him and Sokratis in the middle should be fine until Rob is back
— TPG (@MaksymilianSmi4) 9 August 2019
Better him than Mustafi
— George (@_Fruityland) 9 August 2019
He's a professional athlete. I think he can manage to start Sunday after joining the team yesterday! Got to put the petal to the metal from the first matchweek!
— Ben (@515CyVikes) 9 August 2019
It will be interesting to see if Luiz does indeed make his debut today. With Laurent Koscielny having departed the club, and Rob Holding out of action, Emery only has Calum Chambers and Shkodran Mustafi as his other options to partner Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
The game against the Magpies will likely be tricky game to navigate so perhaps Luiz’s selection alongside the Greek international would be the best choice. Supporters won’t have to wait long to see what the manager decides.