Player-coach role with limited game time could be an important part of Luiz’s new deal

Recent reports claim that Arsenal will offer David Luiz yet another contract at the Emirates as the club considers him a good leader.

A new one-year deal will take the Brazilian to three years at Arsenal, something some fans would not have believed would happen.

Luiz has been a hot-and-cold player for most of his professional life and that has also been the case at Arsenal.

He is capable of putting in a fine performance in one game and a disaster-class in the next one.

But his experience cannot be bought, so it might be sensible to keep him on after all is said and done.

The Sun has gone with a headline that states “Arsenal will ONLY hand David Luiz new contract if 33-year-old ‘agrees to player-coach role and reduced playing time’”

Now, it must be said that headline is a little misleading because it does not actually say in the piece that Arsenal will be definitely offering Luiz a player-coach role but one has to think that if he is offered a new contract that it is a real possibility that the Brazilian will be offered such a role.

In the summer, Arsenal will welcome back William Saliba, who has been in fine form while on loan at Nice.

They already have Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes and Pablo Mari on their books.

Luiz can now take a step back and provide an experienced alternative when the club wants.

His leadership qualities will also be valuable in a coaching role that he can use to develop the likes of Gabriel and Saliba.

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8 Comments

  1. Defund_My_Fanboys_Opinion says:

    Interesting, reduced playing time is a bonus lol

  2. Sean M says:

    Really hope he stays. He’s a big part of the culture Arteta wants to create and maintain.

    1. Dan kit says:

      Good shout Sean
      My thoughts aswell ,I think he’s been brilliant this season along with all our defenders .

  3. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

    Absolutely ridiculous…so our off-season moves so far, according to recent speculation, consists of re-signing Ceballos, Ryan and Sideshow Luiz…what an underwhelming bit of business for any team, let alone one who pretends to have a bright future…I wonder if Luiz will take a wage suitable for a part-time player/sort of assistant coach(sarcasm of course, as we know that won’t be the case)…this is just a tad better than a typical Wenger January window

  4. Durand says:

    No thanks, Luiz has done his job and been paid handsomely for it. Time to move on, we need to develop young players now, not extend a lifeline to extend his career 1 year.

    Nice guy by accounts, but we have 5 CB’s with a future at Arsenal who need minutes more than Luiz needs a year extension.

    Rather see Saliba, Holding, Mari, Gabriel, and Mavro get the minutes next year instead of Luiz.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍 Build for next season and the future.

  5. jon fox says:

    Luiz may well be a decent coach, one day. But as a player his time has come to leave us.

    I doubt that when push comes to shove that he will be offered aplayer coach role. Assuming, as it now seems , that SALIBA returns to us, next seasons CB line up will be our best since The Invincibles. Durand in the post above mine has it spot on, IMO.

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