Arteta pays tribute to Arsenal Cup champion David Luiz as the Brazilian comes completely

Arteta pays tribute to Arsenal Cup champion David Luiz as the Brazilian comes completely
David Louise deserved all his praise after Arsenal's stunning FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester City, coach Miquel Artita said.

Brazil's defensive traits are often questioned after a series of notable and costly mistakes, but he was adept at Wembley as Arsenal struck a shocking 2-0 victory.

He made 11 permits, four protests and a decisive bloc to deny Rahim Sterling in the second half, with Opta statistics that he also won all four of his air duels and touched the ball more than any teammate.

David Luiz was welcomed after the match for his "brilliant" presentation by former England captain Rio Ferdinand, after forging a strong three-to-three alliance with Shkodran Mustafa and Kiran Turney.

It was appropriate for the Brazilian to do his best against City, after he was widely looted for his show when Arsenal faced the same opposition and lost 3-0 in the Premier League last month.

On that occasion, David Louise took off the bench as an early substitute, made a mistake for City's first goal and was then sent off when giving up a penalty in the second half.

"This is part of football," Arteta said. "I had no doubt about David Luiz's reaction. He raised his hand after that match (against City), but he shouldn't have done that."

"We all make mistakes. The way he was training and helping each other and his performance was an exceptional phenomenon. I am happy that people can see this side of him now too, and they praise him because he deserves it."

Arsenal surprised many in the game by handing David Louise a new one-year contract just days after the 33-year-old's performance disaster at Etihad Stadium.

"What he needs is that we trust him and we don't doubt what he can do," said Arteta. "The best way to do that is to get him to play."

"He's gone through some difficult moments but he's gone through some amazing moments. Senior athletes are going through these moments - I'm happy because he's playing at the level he is now.

"I want him to score on the field. He's doing it again now really well, I'm very happy for him today."

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