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David Luiz heaps praise on "amazing" Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta

David Luiz heaps praise on
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Arsenal defender David Luiz heaps praise on manager Mikel Arteta and credits the Spaniard for improving him "as a person, a player as a leader".

Arsenal defender David Luiz has heaped praise on manager Mikel Arteta, claiming that the Spaniard's philosophy is helping to change the direction of the club.

Arteta took over as Arsenal boss in December and the Gunners have suffered just two defeats in his 15 matches at the helm so far, winning eight of those compared to two wins and six losses from their previous 15 outings.

Luiz joined Arsenal from Chelsea last year, and he is enjoying learning new philosophies at the age of almost 33.

"Mikel is doing amazing, I am enjoying being almost 33 years old and still learning and improving and to see how beautiful football is. Every day he changes something more and changes something more and how a new philosophy can still improve me as a person, a player as a leader," Luiz told Ian Wright for Adidas.

"Mikel has tried to make us understand where to play and how to play. He gives us a plan: 'If the team is like that, if there is a low block parking the bus how you can create, take the responsibility to make a risky pass.' If the pass arrives there then we create an opportunity and score the goal, if the pass doesn't arrive there we can win the ball back quickly.

"Mikel has brought for the club a philosophy where everybody has to think for the best of the club. And the best of the club is to make the club shine again. Everybody, not just players, everyday has to breathe this oxygen, 'this club is to win'. It doesn't matter when, or by who, that was lost. What matters is to bring it back."

Luiz has made 32 appearances for Arsenal in total this season.


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