David Luiz says that Arsenal understood how Burnley would play (hint: direct, long-ball, aggressive), and that we deserved three points in the 2-1 win.
The Brazilian was making his debut for the club, but with vast Premier League experience he wasn’t taken by surprise by the approach of Ashley Barnes or Chris Wood.
Speaking afterwards, he said, “It’s never easy against Burnley, they’re a typical Premier League team, it’s always difficult against them.
They fight for the goal, they know how to play direct ball, the second ball, fight for the corners, free-kicks and everything, but I think we understood their game well.
We make the plan very well, when we had the opportunity to play we play and when we had the opportunity to play long balls behind the back line we did also.
“I think in the end we did very good and we deserved the three points.”
And speaking on BT Sport, the 32 year didn’t pull any punches about his own side either.
“I think this team has a lot to do, it can improve a lot, and it can fight for other competitions, so we’re gonna go step by step,” he said.
“It’s a pleasure to be here because everybody’s humble, everyone wants to learn and to improve, we want to make this club shine again.”
Can’t fault that attitude!