The Brazilian made surprise £6million deadline day move across London to join Arsenal in the summer, while Lampard has allowed Chelsea’s young players to flourish in a promising start at Stamford Bridge.
The transfer came as a shock after signing a two-year contract extension with the Blues just three months before.
David Luiz made a surprise £6million move to Arsenal on deadline day this summer
The defender spent six years during two spells at the London club, the first of which as a teammate of Lampard’s, but decided to end his time there after a conversation with the now-manager.
‘Me and Lampard, we had honest conversations. Man to man, me and him,’ the 32-year-old centre-half told The Telegraph.
‘His ideas of football were different to mine. We just agreed: ‘OK, we move on’. In an honest way, in a mature way.
‘We played together, we won together. We won the Champions League, the Europa League, everything together. It was done in a mature way.’
Luiz revealed he made the move due to having different football ideas to boss Frank Lampard
DAVID LUIZ THIS SEASON
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The flamboyant defender also revelealed that he bought into Unai Emery’s vision at Arsenal which pursuaded him to join the North London club.
He added: ‘The more you win, the more you believe, the more it becomes easier.
‘It starts to become automatic. You know what you have to do, you know the mentality. It is not about the beginning, it is about the end.
‘Last season everybody was killing Chelsea, killing (Maurizio) Sarri. In the end, we won a title. Everybody was speaking about other clubs and in the end they did not win anything. It is about the end.
Luiz is still settling into life at the Emirates Stadium but feels the club is capable of the success that the fans have been deprived of in recent years.
‘Arsenal was always a big club. The club is always going to be big. Of course, in the last few years, because the club is so big everybody expects more titles. This is natural.
‘I came here because I see they have the potential to do that, to fight for that. This is my mentality, this is my ambition, this is what I want in this club.
‘We have the potential. We have talented players, experienced players, a team with quality, a club where they give us all the conditions to fight. We have amazing support. What more do we need?’
Luiz and Lampard won the Champions League and Europa League as Chelsea teammates