“Very high” chance that Arsenal star will be staying, says agent

David Luiz’s agent speaks out on his Arsenal future.

The agent of Arsenal defender David Luiz has suggested that his client will most likely be staying at the Emirates Stadium despite doubts over his future.

Luiz only joined us from Chelsea last summer, and while he hasn’t perhaps had the most convincing season, we could probably do without losing this proven and experienced star.

The Brazilian might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but replacing him might not be so easy in our situation, with the coronavirus pandemic likely to affect our finances and ability to compete with the best talent.

Discussing Luiz’s future, his agent Kia Joorabchian offered us some hope that an agreement would be reached for the 33-year-old to remain in north London for a little longer.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Joorabchian said: “He’s very happy at Arsenal,”
“He has an extremely good relationship with both the coach and the sporting director. He has good relationships all throughout the club, right up to the owner. He respects everybody.

“These contract situations, these renewals, if he stays or if he goes… will all sort themselves out when we get back to some kind of ‘new’ normal [after coronavirus].

“David will sit down with Arsenal before the season begins, have his conversations and they will both decide if he will stay or not. That will come before the season starts. The chances are very high [of Luiz being at Arsenal next season].

“There is no desire to leave. But again, we are going to live in a ‘new’ normal, we will have to see what Arsenal’s position will be. But I believe there is a wish from both sides to continue.”

We imagine the reaction to this will be mixed, with Gooners likely to be divided on whether or not keeping Luiz is actually a good thing.

Tags David Luiz Kia Joorabchian

8 Comments

  1. gunnerforlife says:

    David Louis must stay with Arsenal and we must keep him considering his experience and ability and the winning mentality.

    1. Mogunna says:

      There is a lot to talk about: what team should we play? be a good one.

      Where will we end up at end of season?

      Can we finish beyond 7th place.

      Can we make it to Europe.

      Should Saka be in team as a winger?

      What best defense & midfield should we play to avoid conceed as much?

      Can we realistically make it to EL to even expect CL?

      Can football last without fans in stadium?

      1. Admin Pat says:

        All great ideas. If you want to send some articles over feel free. I look forward to them…

  2. Mogunna says:

    Here we go again with Luiz hair extension.

    Dude u can’t even spell his name right, shows how wrong you are

    Not your fault to be so lost tho, but these crazy articles. He is there for the money and lifestyle, Arsenal dumb enough to sign him when no one would in UK nor any top team. He is linked to likes of Villarreal.

    We need Koulibaly to play along Saliba, Chambers, Holding, in order to fill this huge hole that made us biggest assholes in the league!

    One minute, Luiz must go, then he wants to go, then his shocker cost is crazy, and now he wants and must stay. He cost more than Ozil, no wonder!

    Luiz must stay!!!! For what? Bench Saliba for him? Nuts!

  3. Mogunna says:

    Look at title! Arsenal star ready to stay!

    Thought it was Auba or Saka!

    Nope Luiz!

  4. Grandad says:

    This Luis situation is an ideal opportunity for Arsenal to lead the way in salary negotiations based on the impact of Covid 19. Basically, the days of huge wage increases for players is gone,apart from the uplift from Academy status to first team pool.In the case of Luis, who I like as a person,I would be offering him no more than 35k per week based on his age and his performances for us in his first season.This would be in line with what he would get from Benfica who operate a strict wage cap policy for financial reasons.His agent, who it has to be said, has a decent reputation ,may reject such an offer as being disrespectful to his client. So be it.The days of paying silly money to footballers during what is likely to be a long term recession, are gone.Someone has to make a stand against financial incompetence and chaos in football clubs so let Arsenal be the first to nail their colours to the mast and lead the way.

    1. Mogunna says:

      Only opportunity here is for him; he is free to sign to Benfica, get more money as free agent.

      Another dumb move from Arsenal who payd 25M for a played out defender no one wants in EPL.

      1 year deal! Mean they can’t even make a dime from him. Sure it was a payement plan on this deal. Tricky cheap greedy Kroenke move!

    2. SueP says:

      Grandad
      I have written on JA about players reaching their twilight years should be expecting a substantial lowering of salary and certainly not an increase . There has to me, been nonsense wage demands for Auba at his age so I’m with you in Luiz

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