David Luiz outlines Premier League title ambitions with Arsenal despite Liverpool defeat

first_imgAdvertisement Comment David Luiz believes that Arsenal have big potential as a club (Picture: Getty)David Luiz has insisted that he joined Arsenal in order to fight for the Premier League title and other major trophies following the club’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.The 32-year-old endured a difficult afternoon, conceding a penalty to Mohamed Salah who converted his spot-kick before failing to stop the Egyptian score a superb individual goal soon after.Although Arsenal grabbed a late consolation goal through Lucas Torreira, they were outclassed by their hosts as Liverpool ran out comfortable winners with Joel Matip also netting.Despite the defeat, though, Luiz is adamant that Arsenal have the potential to challenge for titles and claimed that the way they end the season will be more important to how they start it.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterSunday 25 Aug 2019 1:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link283Shares David Luiz outlines Premier League title ambitions with Arsenal despite Liverpool defeat Advertisement Luiz conceded a penalty during Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool at Anfield (Picture: Getty)Speaking post-match, Luiz said: ‘I think this club has an opportunity to shine like it did in the past. We have a lot of talent and a lot of players here with a lot of quality. I think for us it is about the end not about the beginning.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I came here with an ambition to fight for titles, for the Premier League title and other competitions also because it has been like that at other clubs where I have been.‘It was never easy. There [are] always tough moments, difficult moments but we made it count in the end so I’m going to try my best every single day and help everybody to believe in this because this club has a lot of potential.’Arsenal have endured some tricky visits to Anfield in recent years but they performed better on Saturday than they did last season when they were thrashed 5-1.Nevertheless, while Arsenal were praised for their battling qualities, their defensive display has been criticised in some quarters with Owen Hargreaves particularly scathing.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 CityThe former Manchester United midfielder said: ‘Liverpool have two terrific centre-backs and Joe Gomez. Arsenal, we’re not sure if they have one.’Luiz joined Arsenal on transfer deadline day after spending six and a half years with their London rivals Chelsea across two separate spells as a replacement for Laurent Koscielny.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 Arsenallast_img

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