And asked what the win over Spurs does for Arsenal’s top-four hopes, Luiz said: “We have to try and continue in this way, try to improve.
“We are far, but we have a great team and we can continue in this way and try to win points every week.
“They (Tottenham) are a great team with a great manager and great, great players. It is never easy to play against them but I am so happy with the performance of the team, because we really understood the game before it started, how we had to beat them and I think we did that on the pitch.
“It is always a big game, a big derby with big history and everybody knows about this game.
“I think we did so, so well in the game – apart from the last 10 minutes where the team played with a lot of emotion and didn’t use our brains to control the game and use one more player on the pitch.
“But that is part of these kinds of games and I am so happy because the team has an identity, we try to control the possession and score all the time but I think we just have to be more efficient up front.”