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Arsenal flop David Luiz takes blame for Man City horror show – and reveals he ‘wants to stay’ as contract runs down

DAVID LUIZ has revealed he wants to stay at Arsenal as the Brazilian took the blame for a horror show at Man City.

The centre-back was at fault for two goals and left Mikel Arteta’s side with ten men after seeing red.

David Luiz endured a horror performance as Man City cruised past Arsenal

On as a sub, Luiz first misjudged a Kevin De Bruyne pass to allow Raheem Sterling to open the scoring, before bringing down Riyad Mahrez and conceding a penalty.

He was sent off for the foul.

Speaking after the game Luiz, who is locked in a contract dispute, took the blame for undoing what had been an impressive showing until his errors.

He told Sky Sports: “It was not the team’s fault it was my fault. The coach is amazing, all the players did amazing, it was just my fault.

“I should have taken a different decision in the last two months. I didn’t – it was all about my contract.”

The defender was at fault for two goals and was also sent off

Speaking about the “different decisions”, he added: “Different decision to try and decide my future as early as possible but I didn’t.

“I don’t want to use that as an excuse, it was my fault and that is it.

“I love to be here that is why I continue to train hard and that is why I came today.

“Nobody asked me to speak, it is up to me to show my face. I want to stay.

“The coach knows and wants me to stay, we are waiting for the decisions.”

Arteta added: “[Luiz] is someone that is very honest and straight forward.

“My opinion on David Luiz hasn’t changed.

“It won’t change because he had a difficult performance tonight.”

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