Gabriel Agbonlahor believes David Luiz would have gotten many extra pink playing cards in his profession if VAR was introduced in earlier due to the ‘sneaky’ fouls he all the time makes.
Luiz was controversially despatched off on Tuesday night time in Arsenal’s defeat to Wolves – the fourth time he’s been despatched off within the Premier League.
Former Aston Villa striker Agbonlahor stated the Brazilian was a ‘nightmare’ to play in opposition to at occasions however there was all the time a mistake ready to occur.
Talking on talkSPORT Breakfast, Agbonlahor stated: “If VAR was out earlier in his profession he’d have extra pink playing cards as a result of he used to do the little sneaky pull backs of your shirt when you find yourself operating by and perhaps the ref or assistant wouldn’t see them.
“Clearly he’s an awesome participant and had a improbable profession, we are able to’t overlook that, however he’s all the time had that mistake in him.
“Each time I performed in opposition to him making an attempt to get down these channels and previous him he’d all the time make these sneaky fouls and get away with them.
“He’s a nightmare to attempt to press and get the ball off as a result of he’d pop it previous you and do a one-two.
“When you find yourself operating in these channels in opposition to him you do have an opportunity.
“He’s a type of defenders I fairly favored enjoying in opposition to.”
Agbonlahor additionally revealed that former Aston Villa supervisor Martin O’Neill as soon as tried to signal Luiz after being impressed in a pre-season recreation.
“The primary time we noticed him play was at Benfica in a pre-season recreation and you already know what Martin O’Neill is like, we obtained battered within the recreation,” he added.
“Martin O’Neill ran over to him after the sport saying ‘improbable David’, he was so obsessive about how he performed in that recreation. Martin most likely tried to signal him however he went to Chelsea.
“Excellent participant however he has obtained that mistake in him.”