DAVID LUIZ has announced that after leaving Arsenal he is not ready to end his career in England’s top division.

And the ex-Chelsea star has fended off criticism of his defensive performance by football expert Jamie Carragher in an open interview with the Daily Mail.

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David Luiz is considering his next move after becoming a free agent this summerPhoto credit: PA

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The Brazilian center-back opened his time at Arsenal and his hopes of continuing to play at the highest level of club football.

And the 34-year-old, who is currently a free agent after leaving the Emirates, is still hungry to win silver after collecting 22 major trophies so far.

These include a Champions League medal, three FA Cups and two championship titles in England and France with the Blues and Paris Saint-Germain.

Considering his split from Arsenal this summer after two seasons, Luiz told the Daily Mail, “I came for two years and the goal was to win something I did (the FA Cup and the Community Shield).

“Now I think that the club has a different project in the long term. They have different ideas. My idea is to win, win, win as quickly as possible.

“I work every day. I want pressure to fight for the title.

“I want to feel like I have to win every week.

“That’s why I’ve always played football and still play. I want to feel alive. “

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Luiz, who started his career as a senior player with Brazilian club Vitoria at the age of 19, reportedly kept fit during a visit to his childhood home in Brazil’s Minas Gerais region.

And this week, SunSport reported that the player shared pictures on Instagram of his efforts to stay in top form in the event of a move to a new club.

The player, who won his final trophy in the 2020 FA Cup final with Arsenal, is reported to be seen as a possible addition to Turkish side Adana.

And the newcomer of the Super Lig has already added Man City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli to his ranks.

The previous offers have not touched my heart. I want to stay at a high level. Maybe that will be in the Premier League

David Luiz

The Mail claims Luiz turned down several financially attractive offers for his service from clubs in the Middle East and America.

And the player, who won the Champions League after a £ 21.3million move from Benfica to Chelsea in 2012, is hoping to find a team to match his trophy ambitions.

Luiz added: “It will be like before – a club with ambition.

“The previous offers have not touched my heart. I want to stay at a high level. Maybe it will be in the Premier League. “

Luiz’s last premier spell at Arsenal has resulted in some of his appearances being criticized by pundits like Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher.

And the Brazilian international rejected comments questioning the quality of his defensive work in the top division.

Luiz added, “It’s funny, some people talk about how to win the Premier League but they have never won it. Jamie Carragher never won the Premier League.

“They talk and say, ‘This player is not the right one for this league’. Still, I won the league. These people have forgotten the past.

“You can’t say:“ David is a player who has never won, you won’t win anything with David ”. That is not true!

“You have to base your opinion on something real, not something fake.

“I use the word perception. That’s all. I am not going to fight to change the perception of these people who choose to have this view of me because they want to.

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“You didn’t analyze me properly. I will not waste my time on this.

“But I will always say – every time I trained or played, I did my best.

“I played with my heart. I never tried to run away from anything. I’ve always shown my face. “

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