Jamie Carragher has shared that he ‘wouldn’t have a problem’ with David Luiz after being critical of the player during his days at Arsenal, as he told Tony Bellew’s podcast.
The TV pundit shared that the departed Arsenal man had a ‘pop at me’ in a recent newspaper article.
It didn’t work out for the £8 million player (BBC Sport) in North London, as he left the club on a free-transfer in the summer.
But before the start of the campaign, Carragher claimed that the signing of Luiz from Chelsea was ‘stupid’, along with his fellow countryman, Willian, who has also since left, as he told the Overlap.
Luiz fired back at the Englishman by reminding him that he never won a league title, but unlike the Brazilian, he does have a Champions League medal in his cabinet.
Either way, this is what Carragher made of Luiz having a go at him following his own recent comments.
“David Luiz had a pop at me the other day in a newspaper,” said Carragher. “Saying that I hadn’t won the league because I had been critical of him as a player.
“I have been critical of David Luiz, there is no doubt about that. Again, nothing personal. But he is right, I haven’t won the league.
“If that’s his comeback then that’s fine. We were completely different players, and that’s why I am probably more critical of him because he is a completely different player to the way I was. Maybe he wasn’t my cup of tea.
“But if I see him now, I wouldn’t have a problem for him. I wouldn’t have a pop back. What I have learnt is that the older you get, the less I care.”
Even Arsenal fans will question why the club signed Luiz and Willian, or why they continue to sign Chelsea players who are past their sell by date.
They don’t push for Chelsea’s best talents, but those who aren’t needed, which perhaps shows how far the club has fallen.
And in truth, none of the signings the club made from their London rivals have worked, so that’s perhaps an indicator that they need to stop knocking on their neighbours door.