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Mikel Arteta said there was a reason why he did not select David Luiz from the start against Manchester City, after the Brazil defender’s disastrous appearance from the bench contributed to Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat.

The centre-back gifted a goal to Raheem Sterling, then was sent off for the foul on Riyah Mahrez which was also punished with a penalty, from Kevin De Bruyne scored City’s second. It was an awful first return to the Etihad Stadium for Arteta, who left his role as Guardiola’s assistant in December to take the Arsenal manager’s job and David Luiz’s rustiness was key.

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