David Luiz signs contract extension at Arsenal

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Brazilian defender David Luiz has signed a new one-year contract extension at Arsenal.

The experienced defender was due to be out of contract at the end of June but Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta decided to extend his stay.

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David Luiz joined Arsenal from Chelsea FC

David Luiz joined Arsenal at the beginning of the 2019/2020 season from rivals Chelsea.

He has played 33 games for the London-based side where he scored two goals in the process.

Edu happy for Luiz’s stay

Meanwhile, Arsenal technical director Edu said that he is happy for David Luiz’s contract extension.

“David is a really important player for us. He has played most of our matches this season and has been important for the team.”

“His passing, his communication with the team on and off the pitch. He helps everyone,” Edu said.

Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares to stay at Arsenal

On the same note, Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares have made their loan moves permanent from Flamengo and Southampton respectively.

The two defenders have struggled for playing time at the club due to injuries since they joined.

“With Pablo we’re all disappointed he got injured at Manchester City.”

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Pablo Mari also joined Arsenal on a permanent basis

“Since Mikel arrived here he was asking for a central defender who was left-footed.”

“We were really pleased with Pablo – his behaviour, the way he is training, his mentality and his quality.”

“Unfortunately, he has that injury but of course we are really happy to keep him for the future.”

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Cedric Soares also signed a permanent deal

“Cedric is also going to be an important player. He has been unlucky with the injuries but he is close to being ready and gives us more strength in the right-back position,” Edu noted.

Dani Ceballos has also extended his loan from Real Madrid until the end of the season.

Arsenal sit 10th in the Premier League table after back-to-back defeats against Manchester City and Brighton respectively following the season’s resumption.

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