Former Chelsea star supports Frank Lampard’s decision to offload David Luiz

Emmanuel Petit has thrown his weight behind Frank Lampard over his decision to sell David Luiz.

According to the former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder, the Blues will not live to regret offloading the Brazilian to the Gunners.

The 32-year-old was offloaded after Frank Lampard made it clear that Luiz wasn’t guaranteed a starting spot.

Petit said: “The fact that David Luiz left the club the way he did tells me that Lampard told him he was not going to feature regularly in his team.

“Luiz is 32 years old, and Lampard knows what he’s like as a player and was fine with showing him the door – I don’t think that’s the issue here.

“For me, it should have been done earlier and that’s the problem. I’m not very happy seeing players moving clubs when the competitions are starting, it just causes trouble.

“But for me, Lampard sent a clear message to Luiz by showing him the door, that he is not his priority, so I doubt he regrets his decision.”