Arsenal agree €8.6m deal with Chelsea to sign David Luiz

Arsenal star David Luiz is moving across London.

The Gunners have agreed a deal to sign Chelsea star for a fee of around €8.6 million.

The defender, 32, passed a medical on Thursday morning and signed a two-year contract with Arsenal, according to London’s Evening Standard.

Luiz briefly worked under Arsenal manager Unai Emery at Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2016 and was impressed by his methods.

At the time, he told reporters: ‘I think he has been doing an amazing job.

‘I had the opportunity to work with Unai for a few months. He’s a great guy, a great coach, a great person.

‘He’s passionate. He loves his work. He likes to build teams who are spirited, play with passion and you can see that.

‘He has had the opportunity to work with a lot of young players and I think they have understood his philosophy.’

On Twitter, fan page Arsenal FC News described Luiz as ‘a solid defender’.

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