Jermaine Jenas has told Match of the Day 2 that he thinks Arsenal are missing David Luiz as their Premier League form continues to suffer.
The Brazilian hasn’t featured in the last two squad’s under Mikel Arteta and Arsenal languish in 15th place in the Premier League table.
There is work to do for the Gunners and the boss has to consider making some changes in personnel to his team.
Jenas was on Match of the Day 2 as a pundit and he thinks Arsenal are missing their central defender.
He said: “I think they miss David Luiz. I get the feeling he’s a real leader and has authority in the dressing room.
“He’s the lieutenant. Aubameyang might have the armband but he’s the one who is kind of saying how things go among that group.”
Luiz made a switch across London to sign for Arsenal for £8 million from Chelsea in the summer of 2019.
He has played 54 games for the Gunners since joining but just lately has found himself out of contention.
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The 33-year-old hasn’t always been exemplary when it comes to being calm and composed at the back but he is a born leader.
With 56 caps for Brazil and plenty of game with PSG and Chelsea under his belt, Luiz isn’t short of big-game experience.
In their current predicament, Arsenal are desperate for a leader to step forward and in Luiz, Arteta has one.
The £100,000-a-week defender could be useful to the Gunners at this moment in time and a recall could be a wise decision by the Arsenal boss.