Arsenal has signed center back fom Brazil, David Luiz. He will be transitioning from Arsenal’s rival Chelsea.

The financial details of the development were not disclosed but British media reported the transfer fee was approximately eight million pounds. David Luiz is reportedly going to stay in the club for two years.

Luiz, the 10th player to wear the colors of both London clubs in the Premier league era, joined Chelsea in 2011 from Benfica. He won the Champions league (2012), Premier League (2017) and FA Cup in two spells with Chelsea.

Brazil International Luiz, who also won the Europe League (2013, 2019), spent two years at Paris St-Germain where he played under Arsenal manager Unai Emery after joining the French Club in 2014 before returning to Stamford bridge.

Emery commented, “David has huge experience and I look forward to working with him again. He is well-known player and adds to our defensive strength.”

Arsenal finished fifth last season and missed out on Champions League qualification for theird successive year, were in the market for defenders following the departures of Laurent Koscielny. Carl Jenkinson and Stephen Lichesteiner.

Luiz is the sixth footballer recruited during close season after Gabrielle Martinelli,  Dani Ceballos(On loan from Real Madrid), center back William Saliba, who has been loaned back to St. Etienne, Nicolas Pepe in a club-record deal and left back Kieren Tierney who arrived on deadline day.

Source: News Agency


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