David Luiz Joined Arsenal Due to ‘Ambition’

21/08/2019 10:39 AM

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.

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