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Jamie Carragher blasted David Luiz for his performance against Manchester City (Picture: Getty)

Former Manchester United ace Mikael Silvestre hit back at Jamie Carragher for ‘spitting’ on Arsenal star David Luiz following his performance against Manchester City.

The Brazilian started on the bench at the Etihad but was called into action after just 20 minutes when Pablo Mari pulled up with a hamstring complaint.

Arsenal had made a bright start against Pep Guardiola’s side but their good work was undone just before half-time when Luiz failed to clear a simple pass from Kevin De Bruyne, which allowed Raheem Sterling to open the scoring.

Luiz’s night went from bad to worse after the break when he brought Riyad Mahrez down in the box and was sent off to leave his team-mates 2-0 down and with ten men against the champions.

Silvestre hit back at Carragher (Picture: Getty)

Carragher was far from impressed with Luiz’s performance and said it was the last supporters would see of the Brazilian in the Premier League.

‘As I said before the game, I don’t think there’s any future for David Luiz at Arsenal next season. That probably puts paid to that as well,’ said Carragher.

’Whether you like David Luiz or not, the sad thing is I don’t think we’ll see him in the Premier League ever again, and he does provide us with entertainment, whatever you think.

Carragher’s words did not go down well with former Arsenal ace Silvestre though and the Frenchman raised an incident that saw the Liverpool legend suspended by Sky Sports for over three months.

Carragher was caught on camera spitting at a 14-year-old Manchester United fan through his car window following the Red Devils’ 2-0 win against Liverpool at Old Trafford in March 2018.

The Liverpool legend apologised unreservedly for the incident and served his punishment at Sky Sports by being left out of the corporation’s coverage of the remainder of the season.

However, Silvestre clearly hasn’t forgotten and raised the incident once again when defending Luiz from Carragher’s criticism.

‘We all thought the same after he spat at football fans but he is back….spitting at football players,’ tweeted Silvestre.

The Frenchman, who had a eight-year spell at rivals Manchester United, followed it up with a hashtag of ‘jamiecarramity’.

Luiz will now serve a two-match suspension but it’s unclear whether he will sign a short-term deal to continue for the remainder of the campaign or pen a new 12-month deal to take him to his 34th birthday.

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