?Arsenal have completed the surprise signing of Chelsea defender David Luiz, landing the Brazilian for £8m.
The 32-year-old played his back into favour last season under Maurizio Sarri, helping the Blues qualify for this season’s Champions League with a fourth placed finish – as well as winning the Europa League with victory over, ironically, Arsenal.
But the swashbuckling star is now on his way to the Emirates Stadium, with the Gunners confirming a whirlwind deal has been completed with an official statement on their website.
?It read: “
“David will wear the number 23 shirt.”
Luiz has spent seven seasons at ?Stamford Bridge, sandwiched either side of a two-year stint with Paris Saint-Germain. making 160 Premier League appearances in that time – and 248 in all competitions.
His résumé in west London is impressive to say the least, with a Premier League title, Champions League crown and two Europa League winners medals to his name – as well as two FA Cups.
He will now look to reinvigorate ?Arsenal’s fortunes, as Emery looks to lead the Gunners back into the ?Champions League after finishing a disappointing fifth last season.