Luiz can stay at Arsenal for another season but on one big condition

David Luiz could remain an Arsenal player next season even though some fans would rather see the back of the Brazilian.

He joined the Gunners from Chelsea two seasons ago and has remained an important part of the squad at the Emirates.

His experience has been valuable to the team and Mikel Arteta isn’t shutting the door on him having another season with them.

Arsenal is continuing to rebuild their squad and that might see them sign some new players when the transfer window reopens.

The likes of Luiz could also leave, but Sun Sports is reporting that the defender can be given another season at the Emirates if he takes a pay cut.

Arsenal has handed long-term deals to the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Willian in this campaign and they would not want to tie another 30+ player to a similar agreement.

Luiz is currently sidelined with an injury that is expected to keep him out for four weeks.

In his absence, the Gunners will try to close the gap on the Premier League’s top six and try to win the Europa League.

He has played 19 Premier League games for them this season.

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11 Comments

  1. Dan kit says:

    A massive loss for the most important time in our season ,watching that back 4 against Liverpool was shocking I just hope they can put abit of effort into the game on Thursday because Luiz won’t be there to help them out .

  2. 03 gooner says:

    He’s been ‘arguably’ our best defender this season but personally I’d rather see saliba and mavropanos starting next season

  3. Reggie says:

    Our best defender at centre back.

    1. Phil says:

      @Reggie & Dan Kit- I defy anyone to suggest that Luiz has not been our best, and most consistent CB this season. No other has played as well in so many games.
      Is he the future? Of course one isn’t. Most would suggest he is no the present. But he has leadership qualities that are missing from every other CB at the club, and for this fact alone he should play if fit. I cannot see any reason why Saliba is not brought back to the club next season. I don’t follow French football, but I read the reports on various football sites and he is said to be progressing very well. I see Arteta ( if he is still in a job of course ) playing Saliba next to Gabriel as our first choice pairing. Mari and Holding, with possibly Chambers in there as well will give us cover. Mava will be sold unless he is preferred to either Holding or Chamber.( Personally, I would sell Holding and keep Chambers for his versatility). With Luiz as a mentor, albeit on a reduced wage, I believe benefits the Club and player.
      Will we need to buy another CB.? Why should we need to? A new RB and cover for KT is needed but little else other than a Coach who insists on defending an 18 yard line at the expense of actually trying to win the game

      1. SueP says:

        Excellent summary Phil

        1. Phil says:

          Thank you SueP- and hopefully you saw my earlier message on replying to your Arteta’s replacement post.
          It was a valid question that fully deserves a respectful answer and will be back to you very shortly.

          1. SueP says:

            I will look it up Thanks Phil

  4. Shortboygooner says:

    I think we need to do away with him and bring in saliba and mavropanos. These guys are hungry and have things to prove. If luiz had been with us for a long time like with Chelsea I would say keep him but his best bits are done.

    I actually beleive holding should also go. I really like the guy but we have too many CBs and holding and chambers are imo one of the two who should go with luiz however chambers in versatile and can play several positions.

    We need freshness in arsenal as we can see its the youngsters propelling us ESR, saka, odegard. These guys are pushing us and the others are letting us down.

    Fresh start for these guys who have something to prove over a guy who is error prone and has 5 good games and makes a howler after that. Same with xaka. I think willock should be in the middle there and xaka or elnenay should leave

  5. Wayne says:

    Arsenal should get rid of Holding, Chambers, Kolasinac and Luis in the summer and recall Saliba and Mavropanos from loan spells. If Arsenal receives a good offer for Bellerin, he sh should be sold too.

    1. RSH says:

      Agree. Luiz can stay if he takes another cut. But priority should be given to Saliba and future options. Wouldn’t be begging him to re-sign

  6. Grandad says:

    I think Luis has the qualities to become a really good coach.We should re-engage him as such on the basis that he can be utilized as a standby in the event of injury etc.He is without doubt our leader, and while he is past his best, he ought to have been our Captain this season.

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