Full Details as Arsenal Offer Luiz New Contract + Shocking Clause

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Arsenal could offer David Luiz the chance to form part of Mikel Arteta’s backroom staff when they sit down to discuss a new deal with the Brazilian.

The defender’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the season and though Arteta cannot guarantee Luiz will remain a regular at the Emirates, he values the experience that the former Chelsea ace brings to his side in north London.

With William Saliba set to return to the club next summer and Arteta on the lookout for another centre-back, the Gunners are well stocked at the back and Luiz had looked likely to depart.

However, Football.London claim Luiz is set to be handed a 12-month extension if he’s willing to accept reduced playing time at the Emirates.

It’s claimed that Luiz could therefore be offered a hybrid role as a player/coach, that would see him retain his spot in the Arsenal squad but also serve as part of Arteta’s backroom staff. The Spaniard believes Luiz has plenty to offer to his young squad and says his leadership skills are valuable.

‘He’s a great example for them (the youngsters),’ said Arteta. ‘He’s got a good mixture with them between some banter and then some stick.

‘They all listen to him because of who he is and what he’s done in the game. But also because how he behaves every day, how professional he is and how he goes about the job. He is one of the key role models that we have in our team.’

Arteta may lean on Luiz’s experience as Arsenal take on Benfica in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie on Thursday.

The Gunners’ chances of finishing in the top four appear slim, meaning their best route back into the Champions League is winning the competition.

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