David Luiz opens up on talks with Frank Lampard before joining Arsenal
David Luiz opens up on talks with Frank Lampard before joining Arsenal
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David Luiz opens up on talks with Frank Lampard before joining Arsenal

Following his transfer deadline day switch, David Luiz has lifted the lid on talks with Chelsea manager Frank Lampard that prompted his move to join London rivals Arsenal.

The departure of Laurent Koscielny to Bordeaux left Arsenal short of central defenders and after being linked with Dayot Upamecano, Unai Emery went for David Luiz' experience. The Brazilian was reported to have fallen out with Frank Lampard who left him out of the starting side that faced Borussia Mönchengladbach in the final game of pre-season.

Luiz, however, revealed that a difference in ideas with Lampard led to him joining Arsenal, "In talks with Frank (Lampard), 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.

"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."

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