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Luiz Shrugs off Criticism of Arsenal Defending

Arsenal defender David Luiz has shrugged off criticism about the Gunners’ defending in the wake of their 2-2 draw with local rivals Tottenham on Saturday.

The Gunners again made individual errors in defence leading to a 2-0 deficit that they were able to rescue thanks to goals from Lacazette and Aubameyang.

Luiz says criticism is “normal” for defenders, telling Sky Sports, “I think it is normal, in my all my career it has been like that, especially when you are a defender.

“Strikers never lose games unless if they miss a penalty in the last minute, this is football. The defenders have to take responsibility and take it in a good way, in a humble way.

“We need to understand when we make a mistake and say that. Today, even with pain I played the whole game and tried to show spirit until the very end.

“I am trying to improve with the team every single day. You have to be mature to understand this kind of moment.”

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