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Arsenal defender David Luiz hopeful of Benfica return

David Luiz hopeful of Benfica return
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Arsenal defender David Luiz admits that he still has ambitions to end his career at former club Benfica.

Arsenal defender David Luiz has reiterated that he would like to spend a second spell at Benfica before the end of his career.

Since leaving the Portuguese giants in 2011, Luiz went on to enjoy a trophy-laden period with Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain before moving to Arsenal last summer.

However, with just over a year left on his Gunners contract, the Brazil international has acknowledged that he has his sights set on a return to Estadio da Luz.

Speaking to the club's official website, the 33-year-old said: "I always said that I would like to end my career at Benfica. 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 colours. 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."

Between 2007 and 2011, Luiz made 132 appearances for Benfica, winning one league title and three cup competitions.

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