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David Luiz spent seven seasons at Chelsea over two spells, but eventually left the Blues at the end of last season to join Chelsea rivals Arsenal.
Luiz won the hearts of Chelsea fans during his time at Stamford Bridge, but the Blues faithful were angry at him after he decided to join a rival club.
The Brazilian has now revealed that he still loves the club and is saddened that the Chelsea fans have been criticising him since he moved to Arsenal and don’t understand the reason for his actions.
“First of all, I was always very happy at Chelsea,” the 32-year-old told ESPN. “And then the understanding of knowing that my cycle was over, even though I thought it wasn’t going to end that way, in a quick decision. I decided to leave Chelsea before I even had my doors open at Arsenal.
“It wasn’t easy at first. Not only of adaptation but about taking the criticism, the sadness of many Chelsea fans for not understanding my personal decisions. My respect and love for Chelsea have always been true.”