David Luiz says the fact he knows Unai Emery played a role in his decision to leave Chelsea for Arsenal.
The 32 year old left the evil racists to join the Gunners on transfer deadline day, and he could play a part on Sunday when we open our Premier League campaign against Newcastle.
Speaking about the move, he was asked about the Spaniard with whom he shared some time in Paris when both were at PSG, and whether not Emery’s presence played a part.
“A big, big part,” he said. “I know him, I know some people from the club.
“I know Edu, I know Raul, I know the quality of the team, the players, and that’s what makes me excited to dream, to have the ambition to win big things.
“I think all my life, I’ve always started the season with the goal to win things.
“It’s not going to be different here – I’m going to come with this mentality because this is what made me move here.
“This is what makes me feel good every single day. I have to run for one reason, for one goal, and my goal is to win things with Arsenal.”
I think we can all hope that’s an ambition he achieves. And if not, the partnership with Sokratis should give us some moments as we head into a new season!