David Luiz jokes he’ll punch Willian if he nutmegs him during Arsenal match

David Luiz and Willian during Arsenal's Premier League clash with Chelsea
Arsenal defender David Luiz has joked he’ll punch Willian if he gets nutmegged (Picture: Getty)

David Luiz has jokingly threatened to punch Willian if the forward nutmegs him when Arsenal and Chelsea play each other.

The 32-year-old defender has known Willian since childhood and the pair have gone on to share a dressing room at both club and international level with Chelsea and Brazil.

However, Luiz ended his second spell at Stamford Bridge last summer to complete an £8million move to arch-rivals Arsenal and the centre-back has since made 22 appearances for his new club.

Speaking to Brazilian publication Globo Esporte back in November, Willian promised to take no prisoners when he comes up against his ‘brother’ in battle.

‘I’ve faced him a few times, he for Chelsea, me for Shakthar Donetsk, me for Chelsea, he for PSG,’ Willian said.

‘Now it’s he for Arsenal. He’s a brother that I have, we met at the age of eight.

‘But on the pitch… there’s no way. If I have to nutmeg him, I will.’

Asked about Willian threatening to nutmeg him, Luiz told OTRO: ‘No problem. Be ready, bro.

‘I’ll punch him badly, punch him in the…’

Luiz added: ‘You know, Willian, when he laughs he makes you angry. When he laughs at you you, you want to punch him badly.

‘I’ve known Willian since I was eight. I’ve known him for a long time.

‘We played together when we were young in Sao Paulo, Brazil. So we met each other at school, we played together until we were 10 or 11 and then he went to Corinthians, I went to Sao Paulo and then we met again in the Under-17s.’

Willian admitted this could be his final season with Chelsea following the side’s defeat to Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.

‘Chelsea offered me two years, and they are not going to change what they offered,’ he told Esporte Interativo.

‘I said I wanted three more years. The situation is difficult because of this, I really don’t know if it will be possible.

‘My goal is to continue working and focus on this remainder of the season, so that Chelsea can continue winning the games for the remainder of the season.

‘I have a clear head and focused for the rest of the season that we have left.’

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