“I decided to leave Chelsea before there was contact with Arsenal,” he said. “People do not know that but I decided early to leave Chelsea. After that I had contact with Arsenal and I took a decision which everybody knows was not easy.

“Me and Lampard, we had honest conversations. Man to man, me and him. His ideas of football were different to mine. We just agreed: ‘OK, we move on’. In an honest way, in a mature way.”

Those are the words of Arsenal defender David Luiz, who has confirmed that it was his decision to leave Chelsea Football Club in favour of a switch to the Gunners.

Luiz’s transfer came as something of a surprise to many, but in the end, he made the decision that he felt was best for his career. Now, as we look ahead to the future, it certainly seems as if he’s on the right track.