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Chelsea staff sent David Luiz text messages after his departure to Arsenal

Arsenal defender David Luiz has revealed that he made some Chelsea staff sad when he exited Stamford Bridge in an £8m move across the capital last summer.

Luiz had already quit the Blues once before when he departed for Paris St-Germain in 2015, but the devout Christian returned to the club two seasons later.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta’s predecessor Unai Emery decided he wanted more experience in his defence and deemed the 57-cap, 32-year-old as the ideal man for the role.

Luiz admitted he struggled to deal with severing his ties to Chelsea at first as he received so many emotional texts from friends at the club when he joined the Gunners.

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“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’.

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“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.

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