Arsenal: Gary Neville hits David Luiz

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Gary Neville hit David Luiz after the Brazilian’s 25-minute disastrous cameo performance at Etihad Stadium ended with his expulsion.

Arsenal midfielder – who replaced injured Pablo Mari after 24 minutes – was at fault for the opening scoring after Raheem Sterling failed to manage a center from Kevin De Bruyne.

The 33-year-old then received a straight red card after five minutes of Anthony Taylor’s second half to end an unfortunate performance after shooting Riyad Mahrez in the box, with De Bruyne converting to kick City two goals to good.

Gary Neville hit David Luiz after the disastrous 26-minute Brazilian cameo

The Brazilian was brought in for Pablo Mari but his night ended after treading on Riyad Mahrez

The Brazilian was brought in for Pablo Mari but his night ended after trampling on Riyad Mahrez

And asked on the comment what he did with Luiz’s action, Neville said: ‘Oh my dear, I don’t really have words. I said everything. He never learns, he is so reckless.

“City started playing well 25 minutes ago in this game – when David Luiz arrived. “

Sky Sports colleague Jamie Carragher also criticized the Brazilian international at half time for his role in Sterling’s strike in overtime at the end of the first half.

When asked if an apology could be made for Luiz’s poor clearance leading to the goal, he replied, “Not really because we have already seen him. Maybe it was a lack of focus or maybe he thought it was easy to manage.

The 33-year-old was kicked out accordingly and the penalty was converted by Kevin De Bruyne

The 33-year-old was kicked out accordingly and the penalty was converted by Kevin De Bruyne

“I know De Bruyne whips a good ball and getting out of the lawn also adds a bit of rhythm. But it has happened so often, it is not surprising that he is on the bench.

“I don’t think there is a future for David Luiz at Arsenal next season and that [the error] probably also just paid for that.

After the match, Carragher added on Luiz: “I don’t see how Mikel Arteta, after such a performance, can put him back [the team] by no means really.

Substituting Mari was not the only change Mikel Arteta had to make in the first half, Granit Xhaka having left on a stretcher and Dani Ceballos.

Midfielder Mesut Ozil was completely kicked out of the team for a visit to Etihad Stadium in the first match of the two clubs since the restart of the Premier League.

Luiz was also at fault for Raheem Sterling's first goal after failing to clear a cross from De Bruyne

Luiz was also at fault for Raheem Sterling’s first goal after failing to clear a cross from De Bruyne

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