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​Arsenal considered two players before David Luiz

Arsenal considered their options before finalising the transfer of David Luiz from Chelsea.

The Gunners surprised many by going for the veteran Brazilian centre-back in a last minute deal with their London rivals.

The Telegraphsays the Gunners looked at Daniele Rugani from Juventus and Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig.

Both players had inflated price tags, while the Gunners coaches were not 100 percent convinced by either.

Luiz is seen as a stop gap before William Saliba arrives from Saint-Etienne next summer.

Saliba is back on loan at the Ligue 1 side to gain experience, given he is only 18.

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