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“Don’t go to Arsenal” — Gunners legend warns Douglas Luiz



"Don't go to Arsenal" -- Gunners legend warns Douglas Luiz

“It’s a risky move” — Former Arsenal midfielder, Emmanuel Petit says as speculations of a January move to North London surrounds Aston Villa star, Douglas Luiz.

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has issued a warning to Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz regarding a potential move to Arsenal during the upcoming January transfer window.

Petit, speaking to Compare bet, expressed concerns over the timing and potential risks for Luiz in leaving Aston Villa for Arsenal in the middle of the season.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has reportedly marked Luiz as one of the top targets for reinforcement in the midfield, with speculations suggesting a £100 million valuation for the player.

However, Petit questioned the hefty price tag, citing concerns over Luiz’s injury record and the successful run Aston Villa is currently experiencing in the Premier League.

“£100m is a lot of money, I really like Douglas Luiz but is he worth £100m? It is crazy money,” Petit remarked during his interview. He pointed out Luiz’s injury history and highlighted Aston Villa’s strong position in the league, trailing Arsenal by just one point.

“If I was Douglas Luiz, I’d be very excited to have an offer from Arsenal, but I’d think straight away, I’d look at my current teammates and say, ‘we are second place in the table and only one point off Arsenal. What happens if we do something very special?'” Petit added.

Petit emphasized the risks associated with a mid-season move, cautioning Luiz about the potential challenges that might arise from departing a team performing exceptionally well for another mid-season.

He urged caution regarding the timing of the transfer, especially when Aston Villa is positioned well and has prospects of securing a Champions League spot.

“When you are playing at the best level with your current club, it is a very big risk to change and go to another club. I can understand it is very exciting to join Arsenal, but the timing, I don’t think it is good for him,” Petit concluded.