Geez, Luiz

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David Luiz, eh? I guess you didn’t see that coming. The circumstances by which he arrives at Arsenal are uncannily just like those that noticed him return to Chelsea in 2016. Having unsuccessfully cased Kalidou Koulibaly all summer time, the Blues desperately wanted a centre-half going into the final 48 hours of the window and David Luiz arrived again at Stamford Bridge, nicely, out of the blue.

Luiz is a part of Kia Joorabchian’s secure of Brazilian gamers and this was vital in his sudden return to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea reluctantly took Alexandre Pato, one other one from the Kia rolodex, on mortgage on the tail finish of the 2015-16 season. Inside a yr of that anomalous wanting mortgage deal, Luiz had arrived at Chelsea and two extra Joorabchian gamers, Ramires and Oscar, have been bought to China for passable charges.

Joorabchian has shut hyperlinks to Edu Gaspar courting again to his time at Corinthians, which I defined on a recent edition of the Arsecast. Kia’s friendship with Edu and closeness with Raul Sanllehi in all probability made this deal a comparatively hassle-free affair for the Gunners. With different choices exhausted, the deal makes some sense for Arsenal who're getting an skilled, Premier League prepared centre-half.