[Photos] David Luiz poses in Arsenal shirt after completing £8m move from Chelsea

By on August 8, 2019

The English summer transfer window is now closed so it’s time to see what deals got over the line. Here, David Luiz has joined Arsenal…

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David Luiz has been posing in his new kit after completing an £8m move to Arsenal from London rivals Chelsea this evening.

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Unai Emery has been desperately trying to strengthen his options in defence throughout the summer and Arsenal’s need for a new centre-back heightened after Laurent Koscielny successfully forced a move to Bordeaux earlier this week.

After seeing enquiries for the likes of Daniele Rugani and Dayot Upamecano fall short, Arsenal made a shock move for Luiz with widespread reports claiming the centre-back missed training on Wednesday to try and push through a move to the Emirates.

It came as a surprise as Luiz was expected to play a key role under Frank Lampard but it turns out the Brazilian international decided to accept Arsenal’s approach after the new Chelsea boss made it clear he wouldn’t be a first team regular this season.

The BBC reported this morning that Luiz was due to undergo his medical at London Colney after an £8m deal had been agreed between the two clubs and the player soon arrived in North London to finalise his move.

The formalities have now been completed and Arsenal have confirmed on Arsenal.com that Luiz has joined the club on a two-year contract with the South American filling the void left behind by Koscielny at the Emirates.

After the move was announced, Emery told the Arsenal website that he’s looking forward to working with Luiz again after they enjoyed a spell together at Paris Saint-Germain:

“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.”

The 32-year-old follows Gabriel Martinelli, William Saliba, Dani Ceballos, Nicolas Pepe and Kieran Tierney in joining Arsenal this summer and I think he could prove to be an excellent piece of business for the Gunners.

Read –> Arsenal transfer news | Chelsea transfer news

I’m still surprised Chelsea have agreed to strengthen a direct rival, especially as they can’t sign a replacement due to their FIFA imposed transfer ban, but it’s not the first time they’ve done business with Arsenal having sold them Petr Cech in 2015.

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15 Comments

  1. Stephen Nestor

    August 8, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Good job Emery, you have done a wonderful deal. But you could have added Philippe Coutiho to this list

    • Larry

      August 9, 2019 at 12:35 am

      No need of coutiho

  2. Titus

    August 8, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Good indeed.delighted espacially about Dave’s deal.

  3. Abubakar G Ahmad

    August 8, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    I wish the FC Arsenal good luck in this season and I want to use this opportunity to thanks fans for their support and prayers my Almighty good continue protect the club.

  4. Hassam

    August 8, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    A relatively good off season for us at the Emirates. Considering David Luis is a temporary fix hoping Saliba will be coming in next season with an eye on the young French man from Leipzig, it is an excellent transfer window for us with one of the most if not the most fearsome attacking trio in the premier league. Hope the team can gel fast to produce results as expected.

  5. Adeleke ishola

    August 8, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    I wished every Of us arsenal fans a good luck in this coming season.

  6. Iyke

    August 8, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Nice one for Unai
    Let’s go there.

    • Mathew

      August 9, 2019 at 10:15 am

      Na beaten

  7. YOHANNA HOSSY

    August 8, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Nice job for Emery, is going to be a season of surprise, ((UP ARSENAL))

  8. RUTO PHILEX

    August 9, 2019 at 12:48 am

    CONGS,ARSENAL FC FOR MIRACLELUS DONE DEALS.IAM IN SHOCK.

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  10. Mathew

    August 9, 2019 at 10:14 am

    No mind David luiz we no need him

  11. It's Rasko Abdulrauf

    August 9, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Arsenal O2 Will be back sooner or Later

    • Mustapha Zubairu

      August 9, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      Kudos to Edu too…because he also play a vital role in convincing the b Brazilians.

  12. NAMISI BRUNO IGNATIUS

    August 9, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Am so happy and optimistic that my team will be a threat this time around. After so many years, I can’t wait to watch those boys get to the field again! This is the Arsenal I have always dreamed of. Those Brazilians have luck among them. We are real title contenders this time around, no matter what the haters may want to say. Thanks Unai and the entire management that worked tooth and nail to seal these deals.

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