Rumours Claim Lampard Sold Luiz Because Of This Very Reason

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David Luiz was sold to Arsenal on transfer deadline day as the Brazilian sealed an £8m move to Arsenal.

It was a move that shocked Chelsea fans as the experienced defender was expected to be a key part of Frank Lampard’s squad this season.

Luiz has featured prominently in pre-season under the new boss, but eventually left just before the start of the new season.

According to reports, both parties had talks and decided it was best he left the club due to the fact that he couldn’t get assurances of playing time.

However, The Athletic claim that tension between the pair came to bare following the 5-3 win in Salzburg. Lampard was claimed to have instructed his defenders to play out from the back but was dismayed at the number of ambitious long balls Luiz attempted.

He was eventually dropped for the following game against Borussia Monchengladbach and did not train with the rest of the first team squad ahead of his move to Arsenal.

Luiz revealed last month that he had talks with Lampard and they both had different ideas for the new season.

Luiz told ESPN: “It was a great pleasure (to play first game for Arsenal). It is a new challenge in my career, where I took the decision to fight for new things, and I enjoyed it in the best way possible.

“In talks with Frank [Lampard], [he revealed] he had a different plan for the year. So we spoke in total honesty, and he made it clear that he had different ideas from mine. So I had this opportunity, to receive an offer from Arsenal, which is a great club.

“I still respect Chelsea. It’s never easy for people to understand everything that goes through. But my decision was also to respect Chelsea and their new manager, who wanted to implement a different philosophy at the club.

“And so I decided to get on this new journey, a new home, where I’ll do everything to shine as well [as I did at Chelsea].”

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