Arsenal defender, David Luiz has reiterated his “dream” to end his career back at Benfica. Luiz does not expect the Gunners to be the club where he retires.
The Brazilian, David Luiz first arrived in European football when he joined the Portuguese side on loan from Vitoria in January 2007, a deal which was made permanent six months later.
He spent a total of four years with the club, winning the league title in 20019/10, before joining Chelsea in 2011.
The 33-year-old was a surprise signing for the then Gunners boss, Unai Emery, last summer but has become a regular at the heart of the defense.
However, Luiz only agreed on a two-year contract at the Emirates and will, therefore, be entering the final year of his deal this summer.
“I always said that I would like to end my career at Benfica.” The Brazilian said on the club’s website.
“In football everything changes, what is true today, tomorrow is a lie, but my feeling is not!”
“I love Benfica. My dream is to step on the pitch of Estadio da Light in their colors. For all that I lived and felt, for what Benfica is in my life and in my history, for everything, Benfica is bigger than any player.”
Luiz will more than likely see out the final year of his Arsenal contract. The question is, can Mikel Arteta find a suitable partner for the Brazilian in an attempt to try to restore some glory back in the Fly Emirates?