The defender severed ties with those at Stamford Bridge for another time in the summer of 2019, as he crossed London to Emirates Stadium.

David Luiz asserts staff members at Chelsea begged him to return to the club soon after he took the decision to cross London and join with Arsenal in the summer of 2019.

The Brazil international had 12 months left to run on his contract with the Blues when taking the decision to bid farewell to Stamford Bridge for another time.

Back in 2014 that the South American finished a big-money switch to Paris Saint-Germain, only to return to familiar surroundings two decades later.

An additional 105 appearances were created for the Blues, with a Premier League title victory enjoyed along the way, before another new challenge was hunted.

Arsenal have provided that, with Luiz decided to reach”big things” with the Gunners.

The 32-year-old has, however, revealed he found it hard to sever ties with Chelsea and has been called back to west London by close friends after the decision was made to swap blue for red.

Luiz told Otro: “I could be honest with you, the first 3 days or week wasn’t easy to understand all of the emotions of how I was feeling because everyone knows my background with Chelsea.

“I had this link with everybody at the club. It was so massive and large and that I had been missing every single one.

“Every text message I was getting, people were saying:’Come back, come back, come back, come back, we’re here for you’.

“I give you the case of a gentleman there who is 75 years old. He was having breakfast at the time when he had the chance.

“He had been texting me:’I’m still waiting for you here to have breakfast ‘.

“This sort of thing was so tricky for me because I’m someone that sees the heart as the most important thing.

“But then, in an expert way, I was saying:’It’s a new moment for you. It’s another major thing that you do. Maybe if you remain in the comfort zone it isn’t likely to be the best thing for you? ”’

Having had time to reflect, Luiz considers making a move to Arsenal was the best choice for him.

He’s made no secret of his desire to bring good times back to the Gunners, adding on his ambition: “It was a leading choice. [Arsenal] are a huge club. I would like to create this club improve and to glow again. The first days were difficult but then I began to adapt.

“Now I am quite happy and I wish to do big, big things with Arsenal.”