David Luiz has opened up on his struggles leaving Chelsea to move to Arsenal
The Brazilian moved from Chelsea to the Emirates in the summer in one of the surprising moves of the window.
He struggled at the start of his time at the Emirates but he has since turned the corner under Mikel Arteta.
The Spanish manager has made Luiz one of the more important members of his team and the Brazilian has repaid that with some fine performances.
However, Luiz has revealed that it wasn’t an easy decision for him to make the move across town.
He claimed that the club staff kept sending him messages and asking for him to return and told a story of a 75 years old Blues fan who he normally had coffee with at the time was asking him to come and have a cup with him again.
“Every text message I was receiving, people were saying: ‘Come back, come back, come back, come back, we are here for you’ he told OTRO as quoted by Football London.
“I give you the example of a gentleman there who is 75 years old. He was taking breakfast with me at the time when he had the opportunity.
“He was texting me: ‘I am still waiting for you here to take the breakfast again’.
“This kind of thing was so difficult for me, because I am someone that sees the heart as the most important thing.”
The Brazilian was a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge and Arsenal fans will be hoping that he can develop a similar reputation here.