Arsenal have decided that they want to hand David Luiz a fresh contract with his current terms set to expire at the end of the season, according to a report from The Independent.
Luiz is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates right now. He has made 14 Premier League appearances for Mikel Arteta’s men this term.
However, he will turn 34 before the end of the campaign. So obviously, the Brazilian is now reaching the twilight of his career.
The debate over what decision should be taken with Luiz – who earns around £101,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – is likely to divide Arsenal fans. He has made mistakes during his time with the Gunners.
But he has also produced a number of colossal performances. And according to The Independent, he is seen as a brilliant presence in the dressing room.
So perhaps it will come as little surprise that Arteta apparently wants Luiz to stay. According to the report, Arsenal want to hand the centre-back a new contract.
Arsenal have a good crop of young defenders coming through. Gabriel Magalhaes has made a promising start to life in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, 25-year-old Rob Holding is edging towards what could be the peak years of his career. And of course, the fans will be hoping to see a lot more from William Saliba next season.
So having a figure such as Luiz still in the ranks for another year could be hugely beneficial.