Arteta coy on David Luiz contract despite improve performances

Arteta coy on David Luiz contract despite improve performances

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that the club is yet to offer defender David Luiz a new deal despite his improved performances.

The Brazilian has been a main figure at the Arsenal defense where he has started five of the last six games for the club across all competitions this season and was even-handed the man of the match accolade in their last outing against Manchester United.

While Arteta praised the defender for his improved performances, he refused to divulge the plans the club have with the player regarding his future.

"He showed his character first of all with the decision he made to join the club when he was with a club where he was winning trophies and he was still comfortable and under contract. And he wanted a challenge. And at that age, it tells your everything because normally at that age the challenge is not sporting but more a financial decision that you take to go to a different country.

"But David loves this game so much and he wants to keep playing at the highest level in a very competitive league. This is the challenge that he's enjoying at the moment. What I want is for him to keep performing like this to the end of the season," Arteta said.

In the five games he has started, Luiz has been part of the defense that has kept fur clean sheets and with his contract ending in the summer, Arsenal might be tempted to hand the 33-year-old a new deal instead of letting him go for free.

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