David Luiz is a problem for Arsenal, according to Martin Keown.
Martin wants interim coach, Freddie Ljungberg and anyone who is appointed permanently to drop the former Chelsea defender immediately he comes in.
With Arsenal still leaking goals, Keown feels there has to be a change at the back because David is killing the club.
“I wouldn’t be playing David Luiz in the Arsenal team now if I was anything to do with the coaching staff at the club.
“It’s very difficult to question it from a medical point of view when somebody goes off injured, but I don’t feel with bruised ribs that you go off in a game of that importance to the manager.
“He drops so deep that he’s killing the whole team. He hasn’t got a defensive bone in his body and Arsenal went and bought him to solve their issues at the back.
“By taking David Luiz, Arsenal just bought a problem from Chelsea.
“That was the beginning of the end for Emery in the summer, because he didn’t address the problems Arsene Wenger left behind. They’re still not solid enough.”
On Emery, “It’s actually a relief the board has actually made the decision.
“Arsenal have become very sad, they’ve become a shambles and it’s time for the club to get its identity back. We’ve lost our way, we’re just not competitive and it’s very serious. We’ve got huge problems.
“If you look at it in terms of recruitment, Ivan Gazidis only really had to make one decision in the 10 years he was at Arsenal, and he got it wrong (choosing Emery as Arsene Wenger’s successor in May 2018).
“The managerial structure at Arsenal, I don’t know if it’s in disarray, but we have an ageing board and maybe this is an opportunity for the club to address that.
“Of course there’s a lot of wisdom in our board, and I respect that, but it’s about energy and a new direction for Arsenal.”