Former Chelsea striker says Arsenal’s signing of David Luiz is the worst signing of the season

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Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has called Arsenal’s capture of David Luiz as the worst signing that happened in the summer transfer window.

In a bid to strengthen their defence, Arsenal signed the 32-year-old Brazilian from Chelsea on transfer deadline day.

Luiz hasn’t helped Arsenal seal their defence, and Cascarino is surprised that the Gunners signed him in the first place.

“David Luiz,” he wrote in his column for The Times when asked to name the worst signing of last summer.

“When Arsenal bought the Brazil defender in the summer for £8m I know that Chelsea’s reaction was: ‘Wow, they’ve taken our poorest defender’.

“You have that familiar image of him chasing after a forward who has got behind him: opponents always know that the 32-year-old will give them space by wandering out of position.

“He is a fine footballer who sprays the ball around well but for a player with so much experience his defending is not good enough.”

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