Arsenal defender David Luiz sets unwanted record for most penalties conceded in a Premier League season


DAVID LUIZ is now the not-so-proud owner of one of the most unwanted records in the Premier League.

The Arsenal defender has endured a torrid maiden season at the Emirates and made yet another error on the final day against Watford.

5 – David Luiz has given away five penalties in the Premier League this season, the most any player has ever conceded in a single campaign in the competition. Calamity.

Just before half-time, and with the Gunners cruising with a 3-0 lead, Luiz made a rash decision.

The Brazilian went flying into Danny Welbeck late, sending the French midfielder tumbling for a clear penalty.

It meant that Luiz has now given away a whopping FIVE penalties this season – the most a single player has given away in one season.

Hornets skipper Troy Deeney converted the penalty, to give Watford a small glint of hope in their desparate fight against relegation.

In fact, Luiz has now managed to concede more penalties on his OWN than ten clubs – Southampton, Palace, Man City, Man Utd, Sheff Utd, Wolves, Brighton, Chelsea, Newcastle and Liverpool.

Surprisingly, Luiz only gave away three penalties during his 160 Premier League matches for Chelsea.

The 33-year-old had a difficult start after moving across London, actually conceding two penalties in his first four matches for Arsenal.

After an up and down campaign before coronavirus lockdown, Luiz returned with a disasterclass in the defeat to Man City.

He was at fault for two goals and gave away a penalty, as well as being sent off in the defeat at the Etihad.

A week later he and Arsenal agreed to a new one-year contract.


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