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It was confirmed on Thursday that David Luiz completed a transfer deadline day move to Arsenal for a fee of £8m.
The Brazilian only recently signed a two-year contract extension, but was now keen to leave before the transfer window closes in a sudden twist that has left Chelsea fans surprised.
Report claims that the Chelsea defender refused to train with Chelsea’s first-team as he sought to push through a move to Arsenal before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Luiz has revealed that Chelsea was the end of a cycle for him and that he spent a brief period at PSG under the management of Unai Emery and he has admitted that the Spaniard also played a big factor in his decision to join Arsenal.
“A big, big part. I know him, I know some people from the club,” he told the official Arsenal website.
Luiz has now revealed that his ambition is to win titles with Arsenal.
He went on: “I know Edu, I know Raul, I know the quality of the team, the players, and that’s what makes me excited to dream, to have the ambition to win big things.
“This is what makes me feel good every single day. I have to run for one reason, for one goal, and my goal is to win things with Arsenal.”
Unai Emery said of the deal: “David has huge experience and I look forward to working with him again. He is a well known player and adds to our defensive strength.”
Luiz was a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge, and the club has wished him well ahead of his career with the Gunners.
Chelsea said in a statement: “We thank David for his service and wish him well in his future career.”