David Luiz: Redemption Time?

What is a professional footballer?
They can be heroes, they can be villains. They are symbols of our tribe (or of some enemy tribe). They are cyphers into whom we pour our hopes and dreams, but also our fears and frustrations.
Sometimes we forget they are people, just like us but with better foot-eye co-ordination.
I was reminded of this when watching David Luiz’s interview with BT Sport after his man of the match performance against Manchester City on Saturday night.
During the conversation, with Luiz still flushed from his recent efforts, he gave the usual professional footballer answers, praising his team mates, referring to “giving one hundred per cent” and so on.
He was also honest about the gulf between Arsenal and the likes of Man City (“the other team is miles away in front of us,...

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