Arsenal have completed the signing of Chelsea defender David Luiz.
The transfer has been described by sports pundicts and enthusiasts as one of the most dramatic moves of the summer transfer window.
The Brazil international has joined the Gunners in an £8m deal after training away from the Chelsea first-team on Wednesday and demanded a move across London.
Arsenal turned down the chance to sign Philippe Coutinho during the final days of the window in order to concentrate on defensive reinforcements, having lost team captain Laurent Koscielny to Bordeaux after a bitter falling out between club and player.
Luiz comes into help fill that void, signing a two-year contract at the Emirates on deadline day.
The 32-year-old held fears over his first-team prospects under Lampard at Stamford Bridge and was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s final preseason game, the 2-2 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
Luiz joins Kieran Tierney at Arsenal after the Gunners paid a record Scottish transfer fee to sign the left-back from Celtic for £25m.
Source: Evening Standard