David Luiz Joined Arsenal Due to ‘Ambition’
Arsenal defender David Luiz says he left Chelsea for Arsenal on transfer deadline day due to his ambition and his desire to try something different.
The Brazilian signed a new 2-year deal at Chelsea in May, but by August he had decided to leave the club, joining the Gunners in an £8m deal.
The 32-year old says he wanted to try something different with his career, “I am a guy with ambition and that is why I moved,” said Luiz.
“I could choose a comfortable zone and get money and be cool and that is it. But I like a new a challenge and new things in my life.
“This is what gives me oxygen and give me motivation and also to really enjoy this moment of my life.
“Everyone knows I was so happy in Chelsea and won many trophies there. I had a real honest conversation with Lamps and Lamps had different ideas for his plans for the year.
“So the best way for me to respect the club where I can was to move on and try to do a new challenge. And give him the opportunity to do his job.
Luiz added: “One day football will finish and you have to try to do things and improve every day as one day I will miss football. I am trying to be first honest with my heart and honest in the way to try to feel new things.