David Luiz is set to join Arsenal

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Chelsea defender David Luiz is set to join Arsenal in an £8m deal before the transfer window deadline, Sky Sports News understands.

Luiz will have a medical at Arsenal’s training ground on Thursday and is expected to sign a two-year contract before the 5pm deadline, after a deal was agreed between the clubs.The 32-year-old centre-back trained away from the rest of Frank Lampard’s squad on Wednesday.

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery told Sky Sports News he wants to sign a centre-back before Thursday’s deadline.

“If we can on the last day, we will try to sign another centre-back, but one who has the capacity to help us,” said Emery.

“We have a lot of defensive players. Maybe, it is different when Laurent Koscielny tells us he wanted to leave.

“We tried to sign some important, expensive players for our defence. But when we can’t do that, the second line players don’t really convince us to sign them.”

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