David Luiz has joined Arsenal from Chealsea in a shock move the defies book makers expectations. The Gunners paid £7m for the 32-year-old Brazilain defender, who then signed a two-year deal with the club. The Brazilian has penned a two-year deal at the Emirates as the Gunners swooped late on deadline day for the defender.
Arsenal confirmed the signing in an official statement on their website. It reads: “Brazilian international defender David Luiz has signed for us in a permanent transfer from Chelsea. The 32-year-old centre back has a wealth of experience and has made 524 club appearances in a career spanning 13 seasons.”
Luiz played 248 times across two spells for Chelsea, scoring 18 times and becoming a fan favourite.
He has also played for Benfica and PSG in a 13-season career – winning 17 trophies – and will bring a wealth of experience to Unai Emery’s side.
The Gunners boss acknowledged this, saying: “David has huge experience and I look forward to working with him again.
“He is a well known player and adds to our defensive strength.”