Emmanuel Petit: Lampard Won’t Regret Selling David Luiz To Arsenal But This Is The Only Problem With The Move

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Following Chelsea’s 4-0 loss to Manchester United on Sunday at Old Trafford, many fans criticised Frank Lampard’s decision to sell David Luiz to Arsenal as they believed the Blues are now weaker defensively.

The Blues were better defensively against Liverpool in the Super Cup on Wednesday.

Former Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Petit believes Lampard won’t regret selling Luiz to Arsenal. According to Petit, the move was the right decision for Chelsea and Luiz.

However, Petit believes the only problem with the move was the timing of the move as he believes Luiz should have left Chelsea earlier in the summer.

“The fact that David Luiz left the club the way he did tells me that Lampard told him he was not going to feature regularly in his team,” Petit told Paddy Power.

“Luiz is 32 years old, and Lampard knows what he’s like as a player and was fine with showing him the door – I don’t think that’s the issue here.

“For me, it should have been done earlier and that’s the problem. I’m not very happy seeing players moving clubs when the competitions are starting, it just causes trouble.

“But for me, Lampard sent a clear message to Luiz by showing him the door, that he is not his priority, so I doubt he regrets his decision.”

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