Arsenal have confirmed the signing of David Luiz from Chelsea.
The defender joins on a two year deal for a fee believed to be in the region of £8m.
A centre-half has long been on the shopping list this summer, with links to players like Dayot Upamecano and Daniele Rugani in the last few days. The prohibitive cost of the former, and doubts over the quality of the latter have seen the club eschew those deals in favour of something a little less complicated.
With Laurent Koscielny gone to Bordeaux, there was a gap in experience in the defensive ranks and the 32 year has plenty of that, having made 160 appearances for Chelsea in two spells at the club.
He has 56 caps for Brazil, and will bring plenty of on the ball quality to Arsenal, although he does have a bit of a reputation for defensive errors too.
However, with so little time remaining, options were limited, so let’s hope he can forge good partnerships with Sokratis, Calum Chambers and Rob Holding when he’s back from injury.