Chelsea Player, Luiz, now a Defender for Arsenal

Brazilian Centre Back 32 years old, David Luiz from London rivals Chelsea has been signed by Arsenal for 2 years. Luiz is Arsenal’s 6th recruitment after Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos (on loan from Real Madrid), centre back William Saliba, who has been loaned back to St Etienne, Nicolas Pepe in a club-record deal and left back Kieran Tierney who arrived on deadline day. 

Arsenal finished 5th in the last season. And they have missed out on Champions League for consecutive 3 years now. They were in the market looking for defenders following the departures of Laurent Koscielny, Carl Jenkinso, and Stephan Lichtsteiner. Luiz has spent two years at Paris St-Germaine where he played under Arsenal Manager Unai Emery after joining the French Club in 2014. Emery praised him and said Luiz will add to their defensive strength & he is looking forward to working with him again. “Luiz is well known player and has huge experience”, he added.

Details of the contract haven’t been disclosed yet. But the British Media reported the transfer fee was around 8 million pounds for the 2 years contract. Luiz has won the Champions League (2012), Premier League (2017) and FA Cup (2012, 2018) in two spells with Chelsea, Europa League (2013, 2019).

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