Well, this is not an article I thought I would be writing on transfer deadline day but here goes. David Luiz is now officially an Arsenal player following his transfer from Chelsea.
Welcome to The Arsenal, @DavidLuiz_4 ?
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 8, 2019
Luiz is reported to have signed for a fee of £8 Million on a two-year contract.
This transfer definitely is a fan splitter, anyone looking on social media will see how divided the Arsenal faithful are.
His age, his former club, his errors and even his haircut have been cited as reasons why Arsenal should not have signed the Brazilian.
On the other side, his experience, fantastic shooting ability and leadership have been presented as reasons why he is a good signing.
That is all a side issue now, I personally was against this but he is now an Arsenal player and therefore gets my full support, it can only be hoped that he is an upgrade on what is already at the club.
It has to be said that Luiz is of course highly experienced, he has played 248 times for Chelsea across two stints with the West London club, he played 89 times for French giants PSG, under Unai Emery and has 56 Brazil caps to his name.
Going to be an interesting season with Luiz in the team that is for sure.