Mikel Arteta wants David Luiz to stay at Arsenal

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta states he “would love” to keep main defender David Luiz at the club this summer.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has actually stated that he “would love” to keep David Luiz at the club this summer.

The centre-back’s existing offer at the Emirates Arena is due to end at completion of the 2019-20 campaign, and there has actually been a host of speculation surrounding his future in current weeks.

Luiz had actually at first been believed to have actually signed a two-year handle the Gunners upon his arrival from Chelsea, however the defender’s representative just recently exposed that the 33- year-old’s contract would end this summer.

Sspeaking ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League clash with Manchester City, Arteta exposed that he is keen to keep the Brazil international at the club heading into next season.

“I’m really happy with David, I want to keep him here with us. He’s been a key role model since I joined. I like what he produces on the pitch, I like his influence around the players and the club – I would love to keep him,” Arteta informed press reporters.

Luiz has actually scored two times and supplied one assist in 32 appearances for Arsenal this term.

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