Tim Sherwood has told Amazon Prime Video Sport that Mikel Arteta must “resist temptation” as Arsenal defender David Luiz nears a return from injury – and continue to place his faith in the younger players.
Luiz, 33, has been sent for scans on his ankle after missing the last two matches in which the Gunners have secured two wins. The latter coming in the form of a 1-0 win over Brighton, after a 3-1 victory over Luiz’s old side Chelsea.
In those games, the youngsters have shown the more experienced players how it is done. Emile Smith-Rowe has impressed in the number 10 role, while Bukayo Saka scored against Chelsea and created the winner at Brighton.
Meanwhile at the back, Pablo Mari has replaced Luiz at centre-back alongside Rob Holding and it is clearly a combination that works following the two wins. Sherwood has advice for Arsenal manager Arteta.
The ex-Tottenham boss wants the Spanish manager to avoid bringing £8million (Sun) Luiz – and other experienced players – back into the Gunners starting line-up as his recent changes continue to do the job.