Luiz Explains Why He Had To Leave Chelsea

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Chelsea defender David Luiz has left the club to join Arsenal as a deal was sealed on transfer deadline day in a sudden twist that no one saw coming a few weeks ago.

Luiz had only recently signed a new two-year contract with the Blues, with Chelsea going against the club’s policy of handing 30 plus players contracts of more than one year.

Chelsea fans are disappointed that Luiz left to join London rivals Arsenal, but the Brazilian has revealed that his time at Chelsea was up and he wants to begin a new cycle with the Gunners.

Asked why he left Chelsea, Luiz told Arsenal’s official website: “The cycle finished there.

“It was a conversation between me and Chelsea and everybody. I had an opportunity to come to another big club. In my life, I’ve always liked to do some challenges.

“I’m not scared at all to try things. I think not too many players would make this kind of move, they would maybe be scared, or something like that. I’m just trying to do big things in my life, so like I said, my cycle at Chelsea finished and now I’m excited to start a new chapter of my life here.

“It’s [Arsenal’s] a big club – not just in England, but everybody around the world knows how big Arsenal is.

“When I had an opportunity to come to this kind of big club, I had to take it. That’s why I’m here.”

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