Dimitar Berbatov fears David Luiz has made ‘one too many’ mistakes at Arsenal

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Luiz was sent off after giving away a penalty (Picture: Getty)

Dimitar Berbatov believes David Luiz may have sealed his fate at Arsenal after a woeful display against Manchester City.

Luiz replaced the injured Pablo Mari, but lasted just 25 minutes on the pitch before being sent off.

The centre-back was guilty of a slew of costly mistakes in his short cameo and Manchester United legend Berbatov gave his reaction to the defensive horror show.

‘In the other match – Man City v Arsenal – it was a bad day for David Luiz,’ Berbatov told Betfair.

‘You can easily judge and criticise, and he probably deserves it in a way. You could argue and say he came off the bench and wasn’t ready, but that first mistake for the goal comes from underestimating the danger and he was too confident in thinking it would be easy to control.

‘When you make a mistake it plays on your mind and that can lead to other problems, which is exactly what happened to Luiz in giving away a penalty later in the game and getting a red card.

‘It’s sad to see because he has been a good defender but obviously something isn’t going right for him at the moment.

‘Everybody has a bad game and makes mistakes, but maybe in his case it is now one too many.’

City cruised to a 3-0 victory over Arsenal and the Gunners must now decide whether to extend Luiz’s contract

Arteta wants the 33-year-old to stay, but admitted there was reason Luiz started on the bench against City.

‘I don’t know what will happen with his contract,’ Arteta said

‘I know what happened today. I know the way David reacted because I know him well, not only as a player but a person as well.

‘There was a reason why I didn’t select him from the start and he had to play because Pablo got injured. He’s always going to try and give you his best.’

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