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David Luiz takes final decision on Arsenal future after meeting with the club

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Arsenal defender David Luiz has taken a final decision on his contract with the gunners as he will not be extending his stay at the Emirates Stadium beyond this summer.

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Luiz joined Arsenal from London rivals, Chelsea, in the summer of 2019. He impressed Mikel Arteta enough to extend his contract this season.  But the situation has now changed and Luiz is nearing the end of his time at the club.

The Brazilian has played more than 70 games for the Gunners.  He helped them win the FA Cup last summer, but now they will leave him behind.

Several sources, including the Daily MailThe Athletic, and Sky Sports, have confirmed that Luiz will be leaving.

There is said to have been a meeting between the defender and the club on Friday. They came to a mutual decision that he would not be staying at the Emirates Stadium.

David Luiz and Mikel Arteta

David Luiz featured in over 70 games for the gunners. ( Photo by Getty Images)

An offer of an extension was put on the table for Luiz. Yet it is claimed that even if they had, he would not have signed it as he wanted to explore other alternatives.

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Arsenal will look to replace the 34-year-old with a younger player. There could finally be a chance for William Saliba who is currently on a loan spell at Nice.

Arsenal valued David Luiz for his experience. but lead to a split opinion.
Hence, some have claimed that they did want to keep him, despite the lack of a formal offer. Instead, he told them he wants to move on.

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