David Luiz Insists That He Left Chelsea To Win Trophies At Arsenal

Arsenal new boy David Luiz claims that he left Chelsea to win trophies at the Gunners.

The Brazilian defender, 32, stunned Blues fans after he completed a shock deadline day move to Arsenal in an £8m deal.

But Luiz, who penned a two-year deal with the Gunners, has insisted that he left Stamford Bridge to capture silverware with Arsenal.

"All my life, I've always started the season with the goal to win things," he told Arsenal's official website.

"It's not going to be different here -- I'm going to come with this mentality because this is what made me move here."

Luiz enjoyed two separate stints at Chelsea and won six major honours, including the Premier League title, the Champions League once and the Europa League twice.

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The Brazil international penned a two-year deal with Chelsea back in May, but he admitted that it was time to quit the club this summer.

"The cycle finished there. It was a conversation between me and Chelsea and everybody," he explained.

"I had an opportunity to come to another big club. In my life, I've always liked to do some challenges.

"I'm not scared at all to try things. I think not too many players would make this kind of move, they would maybe be scared, or something like that."

Luiz was an unused substitute for the Gunners in their 1-0 win over Newcastle on Sunday.

Arsenal legend Martin Keown had warned Arsenal not to sign the experienced Brazilian after calling him "high risk."

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher also admitted that he is "not a massive fan" of the ex-Chelsea defender, but he could see why the club moved for him after Laurent Koscielny forced a summer move to Bordeaux.

"I'm not a massive fan of David Luiz. People probably know that over the last few years," the Sky Sports pundit told The Last Word with Stan Collymore.

"I think at times he's better than what people talk about.

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"Let's not forget he played in the middle of a back three that went on to win the title under Antonio Conte.

"He was very disciplined there and I think it helped him there, being in a back three. But I can totally understand it from an Arsenal perspective.

"They've lost Koscielny who is the experienced man and I'm so disappointed in Koscielny because you looked at him and thought, 'He's a good lad, him.'"

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Adnan Riaz

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