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The reports of David Luiz making a move to Arsenal this summer has been an incredible one as the Brazilian is now set to join the Gunners before the transfer window ends today.
The Gunners are expected to be busy in the coming hours as Unai Emery puts the final touches to his first team squad, with the transfer window ending by 5pm today.
According to reputable journalist David Ornstein, Chelsea and Arsenal have agreed a fee of £8m for Luiz, and the Brazilian is set for a two-year deal with the Gunners.
Reports claim that the Gunners will complete the transfer before the deadline closes today.
Meanwhile Arsenal legend Martin Keown has warned Unai Emery to avoid signing Luiz as he’s a mistake prone defender.
“If I was at Arsenal and had the ear of Unai Emery, I would be advising my manager not to sign David Luiz,” he told the Daily Mail.
“Walk away from this deal. This is not the defender for you. It’s too high risk.
“Yes, Arsenal want a centre back, but is Luiz the answer to their prayers? I don’t think so.
“The way the 32-year-old plays, he would be exposed in that Arsenal defence. He would not get the same protection that he enjoys at Chelsea, where N’Golo Kante patrols in front of the back line.
“In possession, Luiz is a wonderful passer, but he makes mistakes when playing as part of a back four.
“He has a tendency to lose his marker and is one of those all-or-nothing players — if he doesn’t win the ball in a challenge, then congratulations because you’re in.”