David Luiz faces Arsenal exit with no contract extension talks planned
Arsenal defender David Luiz is reportedly set to leave the club this summer on a free transfer.
The Brazil international only signed a one-year contract, according to Sky Sports, when it joined Chelsea’s Gunners last summer for £8million.
The center-back, 33, wasn’t offered an extension to continue at Emirates.
Luiz is now heading for the exit door, as Arsenal chiefs are looking to cut costs in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and the likely lack of next season’s UEFA Champions League football.
Meanwhile, speaking on his future at Arsenal recently, Luiz admitted that he could return to his former club, Benfica to end his career at the Portuguese giant.
“I always said that I would like to end my career at Benfica,” Luiz told SporTV in Brazil.
“I love Benfica. My dream is to step on the pitch of Estadio da Luz in their colours.”