Chelsea defender David Luiz has emerged as a surprise transfer target for fellow English Premier League side Arsenal. The Brazillian center back trained alone on Wednesday as he tries to force a move to the Emirates Stadium.
Chelsea centre back David Luiz expected to join Arsenal before transfer window closes at 5pm tomorrow
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 7, 2019
Luiz has a close relationship with Arsenal head coach Unai Emery with the two having worked together at French club Paris Saint Germain. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard decided that Luiz should train alone after he became a disruptive figure in the dressing room.
Arsenal is in need of a center back, especially after club captain Laurent Koscienly left to sign for Bordeaux in Ligue 1. The news that they might get a center back who has won everything in English football received mixed reactions from the fans.
David Luiz deal at £8m as per both Sky and Mirror. That's actually a pretty good deal. Hard to go too wrong with this one. Despite his flaws, I still take Luiz over Mustafi, Chambers and Sokratis. Will instantly become our best ball playing defender.👍
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) August 7, 2019
Arsenal set to pay just £8million to bring David Luiz to the Emirates. If that’s the case then it’s an absolute bargain for an experienced defender from a direct rival. #AFC
— Transfer News (@TransferChecker) August 7, 2019
So David Luiz want to be a gunner and play with his son Guendozi 😂👌 pic.twitter.com/ElxQ0e4Bnv
— Ombeva joseph(OJ) (@Josephombeva1) August 7, 2019
David Luiz is a good signing for the short term focus of 1 season
— Darren (@DarrenArsenal1) August 7, 2019
The Brazil international won the Champions League with Chelsea in his first full season before he switched to Paris Saint Germain where he worked under Unai Emery.
Should the deal go through he will become the Gunners 5th summer signing following previous captures of William Saliba, Dani Ceballos, Gabriele Martinelli, Nicholas Pepe, and Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney.