Arsenal ‘set to offer David Luiz another one-year contract extension’ with Mikel Arteta impressed with defender’s leadership skills
- Arsenal are prepared to offer David Luiz a new one-year contract extension
- Mikel Arteta has been hugely impressed by the centre-back’s leadership skills
- The 33-year-old has given valuable advice to the club’s younger players
Arsenal are set to offer experienced defender David Luiz another one-year contract extension.
The centre-back, who is in his second season with the Gunners, sees his current deal expire at the end of June.
As reported by the Independent, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta values Luiz’s leadership qualities, while the 33-year-old has also helped many of the club’s younger players to settle into the first-team squad.
Arsenal are prepared to offer experienced defender David Luiz a one-year contract extension
Luiz has produced some impressive displays for Arsenal, especially during last season’s successful FA Cup run.
However, he remains somewhat erratic and can make costly mistakes at times.
There is much competition for places at centre-back at Arsenal but Luiz remains in Arteta’s plans.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been hugely impressed by the defender’s leadership skills
Luiz has established himself as a key figure in the dressing room and has helped young players
Rob Holding has been a regular in the side this season, while Gabriel has also been involved but Luiz has still managed to make 14 Premier League appearances.
Arteta can also call upon Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers, while William Saliba and Konstantinos Mavropanos are set to return from loan spells ahead of next season.
Luiz was in action as Arsenal beat Leeds 4-2 on Sunday.