Arsenal centre-back David Luiz could be in line to become a player/coach if he is offered a new one-year contract extension by the Gunners, according to Football.London‘s Arsenal correspondent Chris Wheatley.
Wheatley claims no discussions have been held with the 33-year-old about signing a new deal yet, but there is a possibility that a coaching role could be considered for the Brazilian:
Understand there have been no discussions between Arsenal and David Luiz over a new contract yet.
Talks likely to reopen at the end of the season – but the 33-year-old’s future remains unclear. https://t.co/WhHeeHj4Vg
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) February 15, 2021
Luiz is not believed to be in manager Mikel Arteta‘s thoughts to be a regular starter next season, and it is said that the player would have to accept limited game time if he were to remain at the Emirates.
However, Arteta is reportedly impressed by Luiz’s influence on the younger players in the squad and he could be kept around in a mentoring capacity.
Whether that would be acceptable to the former Chelsea star, it remains to be seen. The Brazilian international may still feel he has something to offer as a player.