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Luiz Praise for Solid Gunners Display

Arsenal defender David Luiz was pleased with the defensive resilience his team showed in their 2-0 win over Portsmouth in the FA Cup on Monday night.

The Gunners won 2-0 and restricted the hosts to just one shot on target. Luiz, who captained the side, was happy to see them tighten up at the back.

Especially from setpieces, where they had conceded four goals in two games from corners before Monday night.

“It’s great. These kind of things, you have to learn. Everyone was 100 percent focused - [from] set-pieces, we didn’t concede.”

Luiz was partnered by Pablo Mari, making his Arsenal debut after his January move from Flamengo and Luiz was impressed with what he saw.

“I’m so happy for Pablo, he’s a great guy & great player. He had an amazing game. We are here to help each other, 25 players ready to play for Arsenal.

“It is a pleasure to play football. I always say to the guys, especially young lads, they are starting football with a great opportunity in a big club, they are doing great so it’s a pleasure to play with them.”

 
 

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