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Arsenal ace David Luiz opens up on disagreement with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard

Arsenal star David Luiz has revealed the reason why he left Chelsea following a disagreement with Frank Lampard.

The Brazil international departed the Blues on deadline day after a whirlwind 48-hour period which saw reports emerge of a major disagreement.

Despite being unable to sign a replacement due to a transfer ban, Lampard made the decision to let Luiz go to the Gunners.

Unai Emery was happy to snap him up for a bargain £8m after losing club captain Laurent Koscielny and was keen to acquire some experience.

Frank Lampard revealed he had an honest chat with David Luiz that resulted in him leaving

And Luiz has opened up on the bust-up between him and Lampard that led to his surprising exit.

He told Brazilian journalist Mauro Cezar: “I always liked Chelsea, no doubt.

“A new moment has come in my career, a new cycle where I have had the opportunity to move to another major club, pursuing ambitions to win titles.

“I saw a possibility of writing a new story in a new place, but I am forever grateful to Chelsea, to all people, to friendships that are for life.

“I get messages to this day from everyone at the club because what I had there was true.”

Arenal star David Luiz has had a turbulent start to his life as a Gunners player
Arenal star David Luiz has had a turbulent start to his life as a Gunners player

When pressed on what made him leave, Luiz added: “It was an individual decision made through honest conversation – between me and Frank Lampard , no one else.

“We had a different idea of the future of the game and that’s why I chose to take a new path.

“It’s always very difficult because of the rivalry, but I made the decision to leave Chelsea even before receiving Arsenal’s bid.

“As soon as I decided to leave Chelsea – after a few days – Arsenal’s proposal came, and as it was another great club, I didn’t think twice.

“It’s hard for rivalry, yes, but I couldn’t help but live a new story, in a new place, in a big club just because of the rivalry.”

Original article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/arsenal-ace-david-luiz-opens-20524009

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