David Luiz reveals Chelsea staff BEGGED him to return days after Arsenal move

David Luiz reveals Chelsea staff BEGGED him to return days after Arsenal move

David Luiz has revealed staff at Chelsea were begging him to return shortly after his move to Arsenal.

The Brazilian made a shock switch to the Emirates in the summer window — making an £8million move across the capital — as he called an end to his second spell at Chelsea.

Luiz had a long history with Chelsea and won the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup while at Stamford Bridge.

And he admitted he struggled to deal with severing the tie to Chelsea at first.

'I can be honest with you, the first three days or week was not easy to understand all the emotions or how I was feeling, because everybody knows my history with Chelsea,' Luiz told OTRO.

'I had this connection with everyone at the club. It was so massive and big and I was missing every single one.

'Every text message I was receiving, people were saying: "Come back, come back, come back, come back, we are here for you".

'I give you the example of a gentleman there who is 75 years old. He was having breakfast with me at the time when he had the opportunity.

'He was texting me: "I am still waiting for you here to have breakfast again".

'This kind of thing was so difficult for me, because I am someone that sees the heart as the most important thing.

'But then after that, in the professional way, I was saying: "It is a new moment for you. It is another big thing for you to do. Maybe if you stay in the comfort zone it is not going to be the best thing for you?"'

Now, though, Luiz insists he is fully focused on bringing glory back to Arsenal: 'It was a top decision. [Arsenal] are a big club. I want to make this club improve and to shine again. The first days were difficult but after that I started to adapt.

'Now I am so happy and I want to do big, big things with Arsenal.’
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