David Luiz left Chelsea for Arsenal when it became apparent he had ‘different ideas’ to incoming manager Frank Lampard.
The Brazilian defender’s £8million move across London earlier this month was one of the most surprising moves of the summer transfer window.
But the 32-year-old has revealed that he felt he had to move elsewhere following an ‘honest’ discussion with Lampard ahead of the season.
Speaking after playing in Arsenal’s 2-1 Premier League win over Burnley, Luiz told ESPN Brasil,“It was a great pleasure (to make my Arsenal debut).
“It is a new challenge in my career, where I took the decision to fight for new things and I enjoyed it in the best way possible.
“In talks with Frank, he had a different plan for the year. So we spoke in total honesty and he made it clear that he had different ideas from mine.”
“So I had this opportunity to receive an offer from Arsenal, which is a great club”