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David Luiz close to one-year extension at Arsenal

Brazilian center-back David Luiz who was due to be out of contract at the end of the June is close to signing a new one-year deal at Arsenal.

This comes after a horror show performance which saw the former Chelsea defender make a costly defensive blunder, conceded a penalty and was sent-off, all after coming on as a substitute during Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City, but Arsenal Head Coach Mikel Arteta has urged the club to extend his deal earlier this month.

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Following the aftermath of last week’s defeat at the Etihad Stadium, a whole host of well know figures within football have blasted Luiz’s credentials and questioned whether or not he is still capable of playing in the Premier League as a defender.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher who said the Brazilian should not be brought back into Arsenal’s line up under any circumstances “After a performance like that, l don’t see how Mikel Arteta can put him back in under any circumstances. It is unbelievable in some ways that he has kidded so many people in football,” he added.

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Former Netherlands international Ruud Gullit also weighed in on the debate, insisting that Luiz is an “overrated player.”

“Yes, David is not doing well. I think he’s an overrated player, really. When he played in midfield I thought he was reasonable, but then there was already discussion about what he actually is as a player, but he preferred to play as a defender… Well, we all remember the match between Brazil and Germany (7-1 at the 2014 World Cup). I just can’t understand it. Most clubs have done away with him, but he keeps coming back somewhere.”

By Leroy Hawkson | Head of Sports | talkafrica.com

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