David Luiz Sets Premier League Record For Penalties Conceded In A season After Mistake Against Watford

“I really hate the bandwagon culture you get when players make mistakes, it happened with Mustafi and it’s happening to Luiz.

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David Luiz set a new Premier League record on Sunday, though it is one no defender desires.

The Arsenal centre-back has come in for plenty of criticism for his performances since the restart, but appeared to have turned a corner with his heroic display in the FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City last week.

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The Gunners raced into a 3-0 first-half lead at home to Watford on the final day of the season.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice and Kieran Tierney bagged his first for the club to put them in a comfortable position.

However, Luiz then felled Danny Welbeck inside the penalty area.

Troy Deeney converted the subsequent spot-kick before Welback pulled another goal back in the second half but Arsenal scraped to a 3-2 victory.

This particular penalty holds special significance as it means that Luiz has now given away five this season.

That is a new Premier League record for penalties conceded by a single player within one season.

Luiz has given away more penalties than ten clubs in 2019/20.

These are Southampton, Palace, Man City, Man Utd, Sheff Utd, Wolves, Brighton, Chelsea, Newcastle and Liverpool.

TalkSPORT Breakfast host, and Arsenal supporter, Laura Woods said back at the end of June: “Did Mikel Arteta have any option other than to sign David Luiz and keep him in the team?

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“Apparently he’s saying: ‘I needed to, I need some sort of stability’… Stability is probably the wrong word.

“I really hate the bandwagon culture you get when players make mistakes, it happened with Mustafi and it’s happening to Luiz.

“But as Arsenal fans we watch reckless mistakes that cost games, cost points and put your team in a position where they’re struggling…

“Arteta must see something in David Luiz, whether it’s leadership or what, because I don’t know a single Arsenal fan that would back that decision.”

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