Tottenham’s Lucas Moura delighted David Luiz signed for Arsenal so he can hang out at his house more

first_imgDavid Luiz has been backed for success at Arsenal by Tottenham’s Lucas Moura (Picture: Getty Images)Tottenham’s Lucas Moura is very pleased that David Luiz arrived at north London rivals Arsenal, because now they can spend more time together.Luiz signed for the Gunners this month in a surprise £8m transfer from Chelsea after Blues boss Frank Lampard deemed him surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.The Brazilian centre-back has already come in for criticism in his short Arsenal career so far after some questionable defending in his side’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday.However, Moura, who became friends with Luiz during their time together at Paris Saint-Germain from 2014-16, has backed his pal to come good and is looking forward to hanging out with him now they are north London neighbours.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘David is a very experienced player and knows how to go through this situation. He will be stronger very soon,’ Moura told Standard Sport.‘I am happy for him because it was a good transfer for him to make. I am also happy because he is closer to me now. He can come visit me at my home easier because when he was at Chelsea, he was so far away!’The two friends will meet on the pitch at the Emirates on Sunday in the first north London derby of the season and Moura is ready to get one over his compatriot.‘On Sunday he will be my opponent, I will work and do the best for my team to get three points. On the pitch (out relationship) is different. It doesn’t matter who the opponent is, I need to do my best and try to win.’ Luiz and Moura played together at Paris Saint-Germain (Picture: Getty Images)Spurs are looking to bounce back from their shock 1-0 loss at home to Newcastle on Sunday which saw them fail to recover from a Joelinton goal for the visitors.Going straight from a disappointing defeat into a local derby could be tough, but Moura insists it is the ideal fixture to follow the loss.‘Is this the perfect game for us to have after the Newcastle defeat? Yes,’ the Brazilian continued. ‘We need to look forward now. There are a lot of hard games to come.‘We lost against Newcastle but I am sure we have the quality to go to Arsenal and come back with three points. That’s what we must try to do.’MORE: Reiss Nelson sends message to Nicolas Pepe after losing his place in Arsenal sideMORE: Simon Jordan calls new Arsenal signing David Luiz a ‘show pony’ Tottenham’s Lucas Moura delighted David Luiz signed for Arsenal so he can hang out at his house more Comment Phil HaighTuesday 27 Aug 2019 3:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link609Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more