Chelsea defender David Luiz completed a shock move to London rivals Arsenal on Thursday which stunned fans of both Premier League clubs.
There had been no indication that a move could happen until Wednesday when it was revealed that the player sat through training in a bid to force a move. It is understood that Luiz has signed a two-year deal with Arsenal paying £8 million for his services.
As expected fans reacted in different ways Chelsea fans generally had negative view with a few thanking the player for his determination and grit during his time at the club.
David Luiz, floating through the empty vastness of space, mouth frozen open in a soundless scream pic.twitter.com/4OzMy6QHmG
— Andrew Thomas (@andi_thomas) August 8, 2019
— Lord Martin (@StunneR_OTD) August 9, 2019
david luiz has gone to Arsenal now….whatajoke…..
— tasya (@natasya315) August 9, 2019
David Luiz stabbed Chelsea twice. ? #DeadlineDay
— Arjun Jaswal (@ruudarjun09) August 9, 2019
While Arsenal fans were excited to get a defender for cheap with quality Premier League experience.
David Luiz is A Gunner ?
— Tsar Dolzky Romanov (@Dolzky) August 9, 2019
— jxlie.fr (@jxliefr) August 9, 2019
Need me a David Luiz jersey ASAP
— Dino Ibarra (@dino_ibarra11) August 9, 2019
Luiz arrival is the sixth signing in what is a busy summer for the Gunners. Brazilian youngster Gabriel Martinelli was the first signing from Brazil. The club also completed the signings of French defender William Saliba who was subsequently loaned back to Saint-Etienne.
Real Madrid ace Ceballos arrived on loan before the club broke their transfer record for Ivory Coast ace Nicolas Pepe. Celtic defender Kieran Tierney arrived on deadline day alongside Luiz making it a successful transfer window for the Gunners.
It remains to be seen whether manager Unai Emery will be able to harness this team into a Premier League winning side.