David Luiz has admitted he has questioned why he joined Arsenal following his transfer from Chelsea in the summer.
The Brazilian defender enjoyed two successful spells at Stamford Bridge with the Blues, but was deemed surplus to requirements by incoming boss Frank Lampard last summer.
Chelsea offloaded Luiz to Arsenal in a cut-price £8million deal, which was seen as a great move by The Gunners at the time.
But Luiz had his reservations about making the switch.
"I was always very happy at Chelsea. And then the understanding of knowing that my cycle was over, even though I thought it wasn’t going to end that way, in a quick decision," Luiz told ESPN Brasil. "I decided to leave Chelsea before I even had my doors open at Arsenal.
"I know that Arsenal didn’t come at a great moment, they had a weight on their defence, I go there and I’ll have to pay the restaurant bill without having eaten.
"But I’m going because I want something new for my life, I want to learn."
Luiz left Chelsea under a bit of a cloud following reports of a falling out with Lampard at the club's training ground, before a swift departure to The Blues' London rivals.
Just months before Luiz had played in Chelsea's Europa League final win over Arsenal at the end of a campaign where he had made 50 appearances for his side.
He make a decent enough start in his initial performances for Arsenal, but was soon exposed after making two errors in a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.
The 32-year-old has since received his fair share of criticism, along with the rest of Arsenal's defence, and conceded he has had doubts about his transfer.
"It wasn’t easy at first. Not only of adaptation, but about taking the criticism, the sadness of many Chelsea fans for not understanding my personal decisions," Luiz added. "My respect and love for Chelsea has always been true.
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