David Luiz Deniz claims he is no longer talking to Mikel Arteta and that their relationship has been “soured” – the Arsenal coach is said to be “losing” top players in his locker room.
- Arsenal representatives and David Luiz have denied allegations that the Brazilian defender is not speaking to coach Mikel Arteta.
- But rumors of a feud between Arteta and the top players in the locker room continued following Sunday’s 1-0 home defeat by Burnley.
- Questions have been raised about Arteta’s continued disqualification for Mesut Ozil and Skratis, as well as the lack of playing time for William Saliba.
- Granit Shaka, who has been fired against Burnley, is apparently unhappy to be used in various roles since Arteta arrived nearly a year ago.
David Luiz has denied allegations that he is no longer talking to Mikel Arteta amid suggestions that their relationship was “soured” – but rumors of a rift between the Arsenal manager and others in his dressing room persist.
Both Arsenal and the Brazilian representative vehemently denied any problem between the player and the coach in the wake of Sunday’s 1-0 home defeat to Burnley, which put Arsenal in 15th in the Premier League table.
Arsenal have now lost four consecutive home games in the league for the first time since 1959 and suffered another slip of discipline on Sunday when Granit Chaka was sent off for snatching Ashley Westwood by the neck at the start of the second half.
David Luiz has denied suggestions that there is a rift with Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta
Representatives of the Brazilian defender said he has a “good relationship” with the coach
Then Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored in the 73rd minute as Arteta’s problems went from bad to worse.
to me football. London, Xhaka is among a number of Arsenal players who have “mentally depleted” Arteta’s project at the Emirates Stadium where he “loses” the dressing room.
But Arsenal and Luiz ‘representative have dismissed suggestions that the Brazilian is no longer talking to his manager.
They said: “David Luiz vehemently denies this story about him and Arteta and insists that he enjoys a good relationship with Arteta and wishes nothing but success.”
Luiz did not play Burnley and has now missed four matches after the header clash with Wolverhampton striker Raul Jimenez.
Luiz has not appeared since his bad fight with Wolverhampton striker Raul Jimenez
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka was sent off for snatching Ashley Westwood in the throat as Arsenal lost 1-0 to Burnley on Sunday evening.
The big ignition point came just before the hour mark on Sunday when a skirmish erupted
Swiss international midfielder Schaka has reportedly been unhappy to use him in various roles since Arteta took over nearly a year ago.
The exclusion of Mesut Ozil and Skratis, two other big players in the club, from Arsenal’s Premier League and European League teams, also affected the mood of the London club.
Questions have reportedly been raised about whether the £ 27m defender William Saliba has not been used in the first team this season.
Arsenal are back in action with a home game against resplendent Southampton on Wednesday night.
Midfielder kick after receiving a red card for violent behavior during the Burnley defeat
Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta left another loss as his club’s disappointing start continued