Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams stunned by awful David Luiz defending

David Luiz was badly at fault for Southampton's opening goal against Arsenal
David Luiz was badly at fault for Southampton’s opening goal against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Tony Adams was left dumbfounded by the standard of Arsenal’s defending after Southampton took an early lead at the Emirates.

Unai Emery’s side were without a win in five matches and his confidence-starved team got off the worst possible start against struggling Southampton when Danny Ings fires the visitors ahead after only eight minutes.

Arsenal’s entire defensive line switched off and failed to notice Nathan Redmond taking a quick free-kick which allowed Ings the chance to run in on goal and beat Bernd Leno with a precise finish.

David Luiz was particularly culpable given he was looking back at his own goal with Redmond already having released Southampton’s lone forward, much to Adams’ astonishment.

‘They’re all sleeping look at Luiz here,’ he said in his role as a pundit for BT Sport.  ‘What is Luiz doing? He’s just standing there.

‘They’ve tried to play out from the back creating their own problems and they’re not into this game at all hopefully they might get a reaction.’

Arsenal did manage an equaliser 10 minutes later when Kieran Tierney’s cross located Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the penalty area and when the new club captain’s effort was blocked by Ryan Bertrand, Alexander Lacazette was on hand to pounce on the rebound.

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