Interview

David Luiz - This is a new story for me

David Luiz

David Luiz says his move to Arsenal is a "new story" of his life.

The Brazil centre back made his home debut at Emirates Stadium on Saturday and had to dig deep to see off a determined Burnley attack in our 2-1 win.

David spoke to reporters after the game. Here's what he said:

on the victory against Burnley…
It’s never easy against Burnley, they’re a typical Premier League team, it’s always difficult against them. They fight for the goal, they know how to play direct ball, the second ball, fight for the corners, free-kicks and everything, but I think we understood their game well. We make the plan very well, when we had the opportunity to play we play and when we had the opportunity to play long balls behind the back line we did also. I think in the end we did very good and we deserved the three points.

on building early momentum…
I think it is always important in the Premier League, every game is not easy, so I think we did well. We did amazingly at Newcastle because it is never easy to get points there and we did amazingly today, also. I think we need to keep our feet on the ground, keep humble, keep working hard every single day because we have an amazing team but we have to think about improving every day. We have to take it step by step and then in the end we’re going to see.

on Ashley Barnes…
He is a guy with a lot of quality, they have their style to play with two forwards inside the box, long balls, and they try to win the second balls. He is a top player, he’s in great shape and form and I just wish him all the best. He is someone who is fighting for his club and I enjoy to play against this type of player.

on life at Arsenal…
It’s a new challenge for me. It was my decision to try and make a new story of my life. I am so happy to be here because, since the first day, the welcome was amazing from everybody. I’m going to try and do my best to achieve amazing things like I did with Chelsea.