Premier League: Arsenal defender David Luiz signs one-year contract extension
Luiz, whose contract was due to expire at the end of the month, took the blame for a 3-0 loss to Manchester City on 17 June when the Premier League resumed following the coronavirus stoppage
London: Arsenal defender David Luiz has agreed to a contract extension for the 2020-21 season, the Premier League club said Wednesday.
The 33-year-old Brazil center back joined Arsenal on a one-year contract from Chelsea last year.
“David is a really important player for us,” Arsenal technical director Edu said. “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.”
Luiz, whose contract was due to expire at the end of the month, took the blame for a 3-0 loss to Manchester City on 17 June when the Premier League resumed following the coronavirus stoppage. He gave away a penalty for taking down Riyad Mahrez and was sent off for it.
Arsenal also announced that defenders Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares have agreed to long-term contracts. Mari is on loan from Flamengo, and Soares is on loan from Southampton.
The north London club also said that midfielder Dani Ceballos has extended his loan from Real Madrid until the end of this season.
“I am really happy that we will have these players in our squad for the future,” Edu said.
Salah's current contract expires in 2023 and Liverpool are trying to finalise a new long-term deal.
Newcastle was joined by Manchester City in resisting the move to prohibit clubs agreeing to related-party transactions, the person said.
The Gunners are languishing in 13th place with 10 points despite the run. Arsenal are immediately above Palace who have 10 points.